Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005: Key Recommendations for the General Population

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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005: Key Recommendations for the General Population

Description

This tool summarizes the key recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, which provide authoritative advice about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce the risk for major chronic diseases in people 2 years and older.

This document addresses the following topics:

  • Adequate nutrients within calorie needs
  • Weight management
  • Physical activity
  • Food groups to encourage
  • Fats
  • Carbohydrates
  • Sodium and potassium
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Food safety

Developer:

U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2005
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: February 2008
Original Summary: March 2005
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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