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To prevent disease, the Dietary Guidelines for
Americans recommend eating lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and
low-fat or nonfat dairy products. The guidelines also emphasize:
These guidelines from the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Department of Health and Human
Services (HHS) are updated every 5 years to promote health and reduce risk for
major chronic diseases.
Key recommendations for the general public
include the following.1
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S.
Department of Agriculture (2010). Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, 7th ed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing
Office. Also available online:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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