by Jack Kenefick on July 27, 2010
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been published jointly every 5 years since 1980 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. They serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.
Simple Dietary Advice to Follow
Do you ever feel like you can’t keep up with the changes in technology? Sometimes it seems that way with dietary advice, as if things are always changing. While it’s true that the fields of diet and nutrition are areas of evolving research, there are some basic concepts you can keep in mind. By knowing these basics, you will be better equipped to sort through nutrition research and dietary advice.
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When it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run.
Practicing a Safe & Secure Diet
Practice safe dieting by learning how to evaluate claims for weight loss products and diets, and how to choose one that is one that is healthy, effective and safe for you.
Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths: How Much Do You Really Know?
Presents popular myths about diet, meals, physical activity and food and counters these myths with factual information to help clear up confusion. Includes tips to help individuals succeed in their dietary goals.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.
- Enter your weight and height using standard or metric measures.
- Select “Compute BMI” and your BMI will appear below.
- Underweight = <18.5
- Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
- Overweight = 25–29.9
- Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
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