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Learn more about how health nutrition experts can help you make the correct food choices for a healthy lifestyle

The eighth edition of the Dietary Guidelines is designed for professionals to help all individuals, ages 2 years-old and above, and their families to consume a healthy, nutritionally adequate diet.    The 2015-2020 edition provides five overarching Guidelines that encourage:
  • healthy eating patterns
  • recognize that individuals will need to make shifts in their food and beverage choices to achieve a healthy pattern
  • acknowledge that all segments of our society have a role to play in supporting healthy choices
  • provides a healthy framework in which individuals can enjoy foods that meet their personal, cultural and traditional preferences within their food budget
This guidance can help you choose a healthy diet and focus on preventing the diet-related chronic diseases that continue to impact American populations.   It is also intended to help you to improve and maintain overall health for disease prevention.

**NOTE:  This printed edition contains a minor typographical error within the Appendix.  The Errata Sheet describing the errors can be found by clicking here.  This same errata sheet can be used for the digital formats of this product available for free. 

Health professionals, including physicians, nutritionists, dietary counselors, nurses, hospitality meal planners, health policymakers, and beneficiaries of the USDA National School Lunch and School Breakfast program  and their administrators may find these guidelines most useful.  American consumers can also use this information to help make helathy food choices for themselves and their families.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780160934650
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Publication date: 12/31/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 155,316
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Message From the Secretaries Acknowledgments
Executive Summary.
Nutrition & Health Are Closely Related
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans: What It Is, What It Is Not
Developing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Stage 1: Review of Current Scientific Evidence
Stage 2: Development of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Stage 3: Implementing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
A Roadmap to the 2015-2020 Edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Chapter 1. Key Elements of Healthy Eating Patterns
About This Chapter
Key Recommendations: Components of Healthy Eating Patterns
Healthy Eating Patterns: Dietary Principles
The Science Behind Healthy Eating Patterns
Associations Between Eating Patterns & Health
Associations Between Dietary Components & Health
A Closer Look Inside Healthy Eating Patterns
Food Groups Other Dietary Components
Examples of Other Healthy Eating Patterns
Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern
Healthy Vegetarian Eating Pattern
Chapter 2. Shifts Needed To Align With Healthy Eating Patterns
About This Chapter
Current Eating Patterns in the United States A Closer Look at Current Intakes & Recommended Shifts
Food Groups
Other Dietary Components
Underconsumed Nutrients & Nutrients of Public Health Concern
Opportunities for Shifts in Food Choices
Chapter 3. Everyone Has a Role in Supporting Healthy Eating Patterns
About This Chapter
Creating & Supporting Healthy Choices The Social-Ecological Model Sectors
Social & Cultural Norms & Values Individual Factors Meeting People Where They Are: Contextual Factors & Healthy Eating Patterns Food Access Household Food Insecurity
Acculturation Strategies for Action
Appendix 1. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Appendix 2. Estimated Calorie Needs per Day, by Age, Sex, & Physical Activity Level
Appendix 3. USDA Food Patterns: Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern
Appendix 4. USDA Food Patterns: Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern
Appendix 5. USDA Food Patterns: Healthy Vegetarian Eating Pattern
Appendix 6. Glossary of Terms
Appendix 7. Nutritional Goals for Age-Sex Groups Based on Dietary Reference Intakes & Dietary Guidelines Recommendations
Appendix 8. Federal Resources for Information on Nutrition & Physical Activity
 Appendix 9. Alcohol
Appendix 10. Food Sources of Potassium
Appendix 11. Food Sources of Calcium
Appendix 12. Food Sources of Vitamin D
Appendix 13. Food Sources of Dietary Fiber
Appendix 14. Food Safety Principles & Guidance

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