What Parents Should Know About the USDA Dietary Guidelines

Dr. Greene’s take on the USDA Dietary Guidelines…

What Parents Should Know About the USDA Dietary Guidelines

By law, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines for Americans are reviewed and updated every 5 years to keep our health moving forward.

The new 95 page long Dietary Guidelines for America1 is an excellent step forward in outlining the current state of nutrition in America and setting new goals for healthy nutrition.

Still in some cases, I don’t believe the guidelines went far enough. In other areas, they may be confusing for some people.

In this video, I discuss some of the most important points and my opinions about them. Thanks for watching and bon appetit!

1U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. January 31, 2011. Available at: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/ Accessed February 10, 2011.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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