Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The Boston Globe on the new guidelines

Lawrence Lindner writes:
The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines, released earlier this month, give advice that's more at odds than ever with the typical American diet -- nine servings of produce instead of five, more dairy, more whole grains, and less of the sugary and other "empty" calories that make up much of people's meal plans.
He quotes Alice Lichtenstein, from the faculty of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts, emphasizing the hazards of eating out. But she also puts the whole thing in perspective. "The guidelines 'are goals,' she said. 'They're something to work toward over a lifetime.'" See also a companion article by Judy Foreman arguing that one hour of exercise is easier than you think.

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