The US Government has published the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The USDA develops and promotes dietary guidance and nutritional recommendations aimed at improving the health and well-being of Americans.
In addition to suggesting greater consumption of fruit and vegetables of all kinds, the guidelines also contain some quantitative indications for some ingredients causing public health concerns.
Food and Nutrition - Healthy Living
Food and nutrition play a crucial role in health promotion and chronic disease prevention.
Every 5 years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice.
The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science, helps health professionals and policymakers guide Americans to make healthy food and beverage choices, and serves as the science-based foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.
Beans not Beef - Doctors call on Gov
The guidelines issued by the government have not accepted the recommendation of the advisory committee of nutritionists, according to which it would be advisable to reduce the consumption of red meat and processed,
because of its impacts on health and the environment.
The guidelines, however, observe that many adolescents and adults consume more than the recommended dose of 740 grams of animal proteins, so they should «reduce the overall intake of protein foods, reducing the intake of meat,
poultry and eggs».
A group of doctors is calling on the US government to promote a plant-based diet to fight the climate crisis.
Members from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) demonstrated outside the National Mall last week.
Vanita Rahman, MD, Lee Crosby, RD, LD, and Zeeshan Ali, PhD, led the campaign, which saw experts holding signs stating: “Beans Not Beef.” The same slogan was also spelled out on the floor, made from bags of beans.
All food used in the demonstration was later donated.