This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Reducing Fat in the American Diet Introduction Today most Americans are aware that a nutritious diet that is low in fat will lead to a longer and healthier life. To help Americans achieve this goal, the federal government develops dietary guidelines, which give advice about which foods Americans should eat to stay healthy. Federal Dietary Guidelines The U. S. Department of Agriculture and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services release the Dietary Guidelines every five years. Nutrition experts, who study the dietary effects on health, have made recommendations to encourage certain dietary practices. When first introduced in 1980, some people questioned the governments ability to set nutrition guidelines. Many groups and individuals from the health professions and the food industry questioned the scientific basis of the guidelines and even the federal governments authority to advise its citizens...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 10/11/2009 for the course IST 115 taught by Professor Greghicks during the Fall '09 term at Three Rivers CC.
- Fall '09