Updated Dietary Guidelines: Will the Changes Affect You?

  • Topic Info:Every five years, the Department of Health and Human Services releases updated Dietary Guidelines. This report contains the government's thoughts on how Americans should be eating.

    What recent changes have been made to the Dietary Guidelines?

    1. Cut back on animal protein. This is especially recommended for men and teen boys, largely because they are not consuming enough produce.
    2. Cut added sugars. The report recommends cutting sugar intake to 10% of your daily calorie intake. This means cutting added sugar from coffee and limiting sweets.
    3. No need to limit cholesterol. There is no longer a limit of 300 mg of cholesterol per day, but the report recommends looking at what foods are providing your cholesterol. Omelets and avocados are preferred to cheeseburgers and pizza.
    Felicia Stoler, PhD, discusses these new Dietary Guidelines and how it may impact the way you feed yourself and your family.
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS