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 a practicing physician, author, national and international TEDx speaker, and global health advocate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and University of California San Francisco.

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