• Snapshots of the American Diet

    The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has held five public meetings over the past year. At each meeting, subcommittees present updates on their research. (You can get all the details here.) A subcommittee called the Data Analysis and Food Pattern Modeling Cross-Cutting Working Group has presented some interesting snapshots of the American diet. Although the Advisory Committee’s report […] Tags:
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  • Are You Ready for the New Dietary Guidelines?

    Earlier this month, the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee met for the fifth and final time before they draft the Scientific Report that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will use to craft the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines. The Advisory Committee first met nearly a year […] Tags:
  • Be Carb Smart

    Americans love to hate carbohydrates. If cutting carbs means avoiding foods like white bread, big bagels, and sugary cereals, go for it. If it means you’re afraid to eat a banana or drink low-fat milk, we need to talk! It’s our job to teach people two things about carbs. First, that carbs are the body’s […] Tags:
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  • Sleep Right for Health

    Healthy eating and exercise go hand in hand. It’s hard to discuss one without touching on the other. The topics are interwoven. Sleep is another thread to weave into your education sessions. In fact, sleep, nutrition, and exercise are often called the pillars of health. Start spreading the news about sleep with our Sleep Right […] Tags:
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  • We Need to Talk About Vaping

    Vaping has been getting a lot of press since last year’s outbreak of lung injuries related to e-cigarettes. But even before that, the Surgeon General called on health care providers and teachers to inform youth about the dangers of vaping. (1) Our new Dangers of Vaping poster is a great starting point for these important […] Tags:
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