New Dietary Guidelines Recommend Filling Half Your Plate with Fruits and Vegetables

Source: Produce For Better Health Foundation.

As you probably already know, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have released the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans with no changes to the recommended fruit and vegetable servings per day. The new guidelines do, however, stress the move to a more plant based diet, specifically instructing Americans to fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables. They also emphasize limiting added sugars and solid fats in the diet and slash the maximum recommendation for sodium from less than 2,300 mg to 1,500 mg per day.

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And here’s some more info you might find interesting:

State of the Plate – 2010 Study on America’s Consumption of Fruits & Vegetables.

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