Dietary Guidelines

The world is filled with healthy eating advice and diets, often contradictory and confusing. Want a good source? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines offers highly credible nutrition information for consumers, because they are based on the most current scientific and medical knowledge.

The guidelines emphasize food nutrients, food combinations and the development of an eating pattern that contributes to overall health.

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USDA Dietary Guidelines 

USDA Dietary Guidelines brief summary

USDA free calorie tracker 

Fat Facts

Learn that our bodies need fat, and ways to avoid eating too much of it.

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Sugar & Carbs

They're a great source of energy, and we can eat a sensible amount to stay healthy.

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Meat & Protein

Protein is the cornerstone of a great diet, and the USDA tells you all you need to know.

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Milk & Dairy

Unless you are lactose intolerant, everyone needs dairy in your daily diet. The USDA has all the facts.

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MyPlate

The USDA MyPlate presentation shows the optimal mix of foods for healthy eating, all in one glance.

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Go, Slow, Whoa system

From apples to potato chips to zucchini, the 'Go Slow Whoa' system ranks the healthfulness of foods.

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