111810FoodPyramid

111810FoodPyramid - Food pyramid History of USDAs Food...

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Food pyramid
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History of USDA’s Food Guidance 1940s 1950s-1960s 1970s 1992 2005 Food for Young Children 1916
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Walter Willett’s Healthy food index
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Evaluating adherence to recommended diets in adults: the Alternate Healthy Eating Index Marjorie L McCullough and Walter C Willett Public Health Nutrition: 9(1A), 152–157.
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Introduction We have evaluated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans using a scoring system called the Healthy Eating Index developed by the Department of Agriculture to quantify adherence to these guidelines. We found that adherence to the Dietary Guidelines and the Food Guide Pyramid was associated with only a small reduction in major chronic disease risk in a population of over 100,000 US adult men and women.
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Alternate Healthy Eating Index We also assessed whether an alternate index, which took into account the type of fat and quality of carbohydrate, would better predict risk. In contrast with the original Healthy Eating
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