Every five years, our friends over at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services bring together a committee of top nutrition and health experts to review new research findings about food and health.
The result is a state-of-the-science Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) to help us eat right for wellness, to help us reach a healthy weight, and to help prevent disease.
The most recent set of guidelines were just released, and they’re full of exciting new findings we’ll all be hearing a lot more about in the upcoming months.
March happens to be National Nutrition Month, so each week I’ll feature news you can use from the new Dietary Guidelines along with smart ways to go from expert recommendations to everyday healthy habits.
For a sneak peak at what’s to come, here are some of the more surprising and new recommendations in the 2010 edition.
- Eat more seafood
- Hot nutrients for health: potassium, dietary fiber, calcium and vitamin D
- “Eat this, Not that” (and the advent of a new term “SoFAS“: Solid Fats and Added Sugars)
- Cut out screen time to cut out weight
- New rules on alcohol consumption for breastfeeding women
- Toast to your health — more reasons to raise a glass
- Highly effective habits of health nuts
In the meantime, for more of my food tips (all with great savings!), check out my Healthy Living for Less section!