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  • Vitamin D Recommendations Changed
    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.
  • Dietary Guidelines: Pushback From the Sugar, Salt, and Meat Industries
    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.
  • Dietary Guidelines: Progressing From Pyramid to Plate
    Dietary Guidelines: Progressing From Pyramid to Plate
    MyPlate represents a significant improvement over the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.
  • New Dietary Guidelines for Americans
    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.
  • Dietary Guidelines: Advisory Committee Conflicts of Interest
    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...
  • Dietary Guidelines: Science Versus Corporate Interests
    Dietary Guidelines: Science Versus Corporate Interests
    The USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee stands accused of ignoring the science to justify its recommendation to eat meat.
  • Plant Protein Preferable
    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.
  • Dietary Guidelines: It’s All Greek to the USDA
    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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