An industry panel on nutrition led by the Omama administration released its long-awaited recommendations this week. The panel created a 570-page report that will be used by the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to craft new diet guidelines later this year.
I’m glad to know that we are sticking with MyPlate, which is far superior to the food pyramid of the past. But it sounds like more information will be provided to dig deeper beyond this icon.
1. Cholesterol is no longer a dietary enemy.
2. Real Food matters more than percentages of macro nutrients.
3. The food industry’s impact on the environment should be considered by individuals as part of their food choices.
4. There should be more information about sugar. Listing an RDA percent on labels? Better labeling to distinguish added sugar from naturally occurring?
Sound basic? I agree.
There may also be some new information related to coffee and alcohol consumption. Stay tuned as we await the final dietary recommendations.