Healthy Recipes to Help You Meet the New Dietary Guidelines
Fresh Salads and Salad Dressings
5-Ingredient Fish Recipes & 5-Ingredient Seafood Recipes
Healthy Whole-Grains Recipes and Cooking Tips
Low-Calorie Dinners Packed with Produce
Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) update the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which tell us what we should be eating (and inform the food pyramid). The new Dietary Guidelines—released at the end of January 2011—do tell us what to eat more of and what to eat less of, although you have to wade through sometimes murky and confusing government-speak to get the information you need.
So we navigated the jargon to interpret the new "food rules." Here's how to bring your eating in line with them and what they mean for your health.