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Dietary goals for the United States

United States Congress Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs
Nutrition policy -- United States and Diet -- United States
Abstract: Written primarily for consumers, the booklet updates and elaborates upon "Dietary Goals for the United States" (February 1977). The booklet represents the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs' best judgement on prudent dietary recommendations based on scientific knowledge. The report's objective is improved health through informed diet selection by every American. Nutrition knowledge is provided so Americans can maintain health and reduce illness. The report points out that Americans' eating patterns are a critical public health concern. Goals discussed concern avoiding overweight; increasing consumption of complex carbohydrates and naturally occuring sugars; reducing consumption of refined and other processed sugars; reducing overall fat consumption, saturated fat consumption, and cholesterol consumption; and limiting intake of sodium. Specific amounts of intake are provided with each goal. Recommendations for governmental action are included.
xli, 83 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
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