Healthy Eating

USDA’s new, best advice on healthy eating

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“Before that (serving on the committee), I was always a little suspicious of who cares (about the dietary guidelines).” In fact, “People would always say, ‘Who cares?’ said Slavin, a registered dietitian and professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota who teaches advanced human nutrition.

Her message now is, “It’s really a lot more important than people think it is. It will affect policy going forward” on such things as school lunches, elderly feeding and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, she said. For example, the 2015-2020 dietary guidelines stressed the importance

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