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December 5, 2011
Vitamin D Recommendations Changed
The Institute of Medicine tripled their official vitamin D recommendation based on target blood levels that indicate a large percentage of the U.S. population is deficient.
November 8, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: Pushback From the Sugar, Salt, and Meat Industries
The Sugar Association, Salt Institute, and American Meat Institute all railed against the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
November 7, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: Progressing From Pyramid to Plate
MyPlate represents a significant improvement over the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.
November 4, 2011
New Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Following the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to "shift food intake patterns to a more plant-based diet," the latest USDA guidelines include a vegan adaptation.
November 3, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: Advisory Committee Conflicts of Interest
The USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee has been made of up individuals funded by McDonald's, Coca Cola, the Sugar Association, the American Meat Institute, candy bar companies, and the egg and dairy...
November 2, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: Science Versus Corporate Interests
The USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee stands accused of ignoring the science to justify its recommendation to eat meat.
November 1, 2011
Plant Protein Preferable
Since foods are a package deal, Dr. Walter Willet, the Chair of Harvard's nutrition department, recommends we emphasize plant sources of protein rather than animal sources.
October 31, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: It’s All Greek to the USDA
Unlike the United States, where the agriculture department is the lead agency on formulating dietary recommendations, other countries such as Greece rely on their health department. What do their...
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