Just before the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released, Elisa Zied, MS, RD, author of The ZIED GUIDE, asked a few colleagues to state what they wished to be included in these healthy eating to dos. Zied recently followed up, after the Dietary Guidelines were made public on 1/31/11, to see whether our wishes came true.
I'm quoted as saying: [I] was hoping the new guidelines would reinforce the importance of getting enough dietary fiber primarily through increased intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. She says “The new dietary guidelines recommendation to choose foods that provide more potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D, which are nutrients of concern in American diets comes pretty darn close to making my wish come to life. But what will really make my wish come true is if Americans turn this key recommendation into action one step at a time—for example, by having one more serving of vegetables or another piece of fruit, by choosing whole grain bread, pasta, and cereal, and by sipping one more cup of milk each day.”
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