Tag Archives: Dietary Guidelines

Celebrating Whole Grains Month

Make Half Your Grains Whole! The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend half the grains you eat be whole grains.  What is a whole grain?  Whole grains contain all three parts of a kernel – the bran, germ, and endosperm.  … Continue reading

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How to Get Your 9 a Day!

The recommended daily intake for fruits and vegetables is about 4-5 servings of each a day according to the American Heart Association3.This was a new change to the recently released dietary guidelines1.For most people; this is a tough goal to achieve. … Continue reading

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Protein in Older Adults

It is no secret that the American population is getting older. Currently, 1 in 8 adults are considered older, which is age 65 and up.1 The RDA for protein is 0.8 g/kg/day, which allows for an acceptable macronutrient distribution range … Continue reading

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Sodium

Sodium often gets a bad name, but it is an essential nutrient in your diet that has several health benefits that include: (4) Maintaining a proper balance of water and body fluids Regulating blood pressure and blood volume Maintaining proper function of nerves … Continue reading

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National Nutrition Month®: Reducing Sodium to ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right’

March is National Nutrition Month®! This year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to learn how to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” while still following a healthy eating pattern. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting the … Continue reading

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2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

This past Thursday, January 7th, the 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were published. Every 5 years since 1980, the Dietary Guidelines have been reviewed and updated by the U.S. Departments of Heath and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA).   Why Do We Have … Continue reading

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