I should add more about a couple of the big losers from the revised Dietary Guidelines:
8. The dietary supplement industry: "While recognizing the sound basis of the guidelines, the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) expressed concern that nutritional supplements do not feature prominently enough." The Guidelines consensus view is that variety of real foods suffices to provide the nutrients we need.
9. The extreme right: "When the federal government released its updated dietary guidelines yesterday, the ever-growing cabal of food activists -- quite predictably -- tried to turn them into a launching pad for dietary dictates." Untrue and humorless.