Dietary Guidelines

By: Diamond Shelton

what do Dietary Guidelines do for american?

jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

what is meant by health risk?

a disease precursor associated with a higher than average morbidity or mortality rate. Disease precursors include demographic variables,certain individual behaviors, familial and individual histories, and certain physiologic changes.
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What does diet mean?

the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. So you can eat healthy or you can eat badly!

Getting Enough Nutrients Within Your Calorie Needs?

Calorie needs peak at about age 25 and then decline by about 2 percent every 10 years. So if you’re 25 years old and need 2,200 calories to maintain your weight, you’ll need only 2,156 by the time you’re 35, 2,113 at age 45 2,071 at age 55, and so on.

What does Nutrient-Dense Foods REALLY MEAN?

identifies the proportion of nutrients in foods, with terms such as nutrient rich and micronutrient dense referring to similar properties.

How to maintain a healthy weight??

Any attribute, characteristic or exposure of an individual that increases the likelihood of developing a disease or injury.

Health risks for being underweight

High Cholesterol, Strokes, and diseases.

2 suggestions for losing weight

- Of course eating healthy.

- exercising

Importance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk?

Increased intakes of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products are likely to have important health benefits for most Americans. While protein is an important macronutrient in the diet, most Americans are already currently consuming enough (AMDR = 10 to 35 percent of calories) and do not need to increase their intake.
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Avoid alcohol?

  1. Set a drinking goal. Choose a limit for how much you will drink. ...
  2. Keep a "diary" of your drinking. To help you reach your goal, keep a "diary" of your drinking. ...
  3. Watch it at home. ...
  4. Drink slowly. ...
  5. Take a break from alcohol.