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What are the Dietary Guidelines and why do they matter?

What are the Dietary Guidelines and why do they matter?

11, February 2020 2:19 PM

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, written for policymakers and health professionals, provide guidance for how to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Published jointly by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Dietary Guidelines are updated every five years and include recommendations for Americans ages 2 and older; the aim is to promote health, prevent chronic disease and help people reach and maintain a healthy weight.

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Dairy Council of California’s Educational Exhibit Educates Thousands of Children and Families Annually

06, January 2020 4:04 PM

In 2018, Dairy Council of California partnered with the California State Fair and the CalAgPlate Program to produce and feature an interactive educational exhibit for students and families.

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Dairy Foods Offer Unique Health Benefits

03, December 2019 10:25 AM

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating patterns that include consumption of a variety of plant-based foods, lean protein and dairy foods to meet nutritional needs and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

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Food Synergy: More Than the Sum of Single Nutrients

07, November 2019 8:03 AM

Given what is understood about the importance of food synergy, it is time to shift the focus away from the benefits of individual nutrients and instead emphasize the importance of whole foods and healthy eating patterns that include more plant-based foods and dairy to optimize health and reduce chronic diseases.

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Leading Health Organizations Issue Consensus Statement Providing New Guidelines on Healthy Beverage Options for Young Children

05, November 2019 2:34 PM

Research shows that what children drink from birth through age 5 can have a big impact on their health since beverages contribute significantly to total dietary intake during this critical period. However, with the rapidly expanding beverage options now available in the marketplace, parents and caregivers can be confused about which drinks are healthy and which should be avoided.

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