Transcript: Dietary Guidelines: Corporate Guidance
As our federal government ramped up to release the new dietary guidelines they solicited comments, which they posted online. You can read all 19 hundred yourself at bit.ly/publicdietarycomments.
There were all the usual suspects. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association felt that beef’s important role in the diet was often underappreciated. That’s funny, that’s exactly what the President and CEO of the sugar association said, Sugar’s important role in a healthy diet. adding “There is no scientifically verifiable negative health impact ascribable to sugar intake. What? not even for like dental health—it’s all the doing of some evil cavity fairy? Unbelievable.
Wrigley’s was on the same page as the Cattlemen, complaining Americans don’t chew enough gum, a "beneficial part of a healthful diet." Really? Gum? Hey, you have to chew it, they remind the committee—that's exercise. Chewing gum expends 11 calories per hour, they note, and Americans could use all the help they can get…
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