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Dietary Guidelines for Americans
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This site is an excellent resource for information on nutrition and provides access to detailed dietary guideline documents that are available to be read online or downloaded.

Aim for fitness
  • Aim for a healthy weight.
  • Be physically active each day.
Build a healthy base
  • Let the Pyramid guide your food choices.
  • Choose a variety of grains daily, especially whole grains.
  • Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Keep food safe to eat.
Choose sensibly
  • Choose a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and moderate in total fat.
  • Choose beverages and foods to moderate your intake of sugars.
  • Choose and prepare foods with less salt.
  • If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.

The Food Pyramid

The Pyramid is based on USDA's research on what foods Americans eat, what nutrients are in these foods, and how to make the best food choices for you.  The Pyramid will help you choose what and how much to eat from each food group to get the nutrients you need and not too many calories, or too much fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sugar, sodium, or alcohol. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center.

Guidance on How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Panel on Food Labels

People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily.
The Nutrition Facts guidance is intended to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.

Nutrition Facts

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Other Links of Interest
American Dietetic Association