Improving America's Diet and Health

Improving America's Diet and Health

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Written and organized to be accessible to a wide range of readers, Improving America's Diet and Health explores how Americans can be persuaded to adopt healthier eating habits. Moving well beyond the qpamphlet and public service announcementq approach to dietary change, this volume investigates current eating patterns in this country, consumers' beliefs and attitudes about food and nutrition, the theory and practice of promoting healthy behaviors, and needs for further research. The core of the volume consists of strategies and actions targeted to sectors of society--government, the private sector, the health professions, the education community--that have special responsibilities for encouraging and enabling consumers to eat better. These recommendations form the basis for three principal strategies necessary to further the implementation of dietary recommendations in the United States.A healthy person who takes a daily supplement containing 100% of the USRDA for nutrients will probably consume a€” from food and the supplement a€” some ... These levels, while not known to be harmful, are unlikely to confer better health. ... Consumer Reports 53:611-614. ... A Cheese Lovera#39;s Guide to Low Fat Cheeses.

Title:Improving America's Diet and Health
Author: Paul R. Thomas
Publisher:National Academies - 1991-01-01

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