“#Eggs and #coffee are in, #sugar is out and vegetables will always be good for you,” according to a committee of top #nutrition experts tasked with advising the #federal government. Their recommendations reflect the latest and greatest in food and nutrition research, and will help the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) update the nation’s dietary guidelines — something they have to do every five years.
“The [advisory committee] has produced an honest, straightforward, courageous report thoroughly based on research and at long last without mincing words,” Nestle told The Huffington Post. “Whether the agencies — USDA and HHS — will accept its recommendations remains to be seen.”
Here’s the one line summary of each on what a panel of experts had to say about the report:
1. The focus on foods, not nutrients, is a good thing.
2. Cholesterol limits are gone, but that won’t change much.
3. Sustainability is also part of good nutrition.
4. There need to be real limits on sugar.
5. Research about the link between food and mental health is still emerging.
And LAST but not least, these suggestions need your support! Currently, the report is available for public commentary on the dietary guidelines website, so if you feel moved about any particular detail of the report, say something! You have until April 8, midnight ET to do so.
Why? The committee’s report is advisory, and just one of many factors that will play a role when the federal government releases new nutrition guidelines at the end of the year. “Much will depend on the response to the call for public comments,” concluded Nestle in an email. “These events will be fun to follow.”
If you feel moved about any particular detail of the report, say something! You have until April 8, midnight ET to do so.
Excerpt from Huffington Post.