Diet2 - American Diet Introduction Today most Americans are...

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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  government’s ability to set nutrition guidelines. Government  officials responded by saying that the rapid pace of scientific  discovery makes it impossible for average Americans to stay  abreast of the most recent information. Government guidelines 
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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.

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