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Milk is the Single Greatest Source of Vitamin D in Our Diets – Providing More of this Essential Nutrient than Any Other Food Well-known for its role in keeping bones strong, vitamin D is now being hailed for so much more – from normal muscle function to a healthy immune system.  Yet despite the growing  [ Read More ]

Eating More Tomatoes Can Improve Diet, Reduce Disease Risk

As the American Dietetic Association kicks off National Nutrition Month, ConAgra Foods reminds people to “Eat Right with Color” by enjoying Hunt’s tomatoes as part of a healthful, nutrient-rich diet. Tomatoes are America’s favorite non-starchy vegetable and account for 85 percent of the lycopene consumed in the U.S. Eating more tomatoes and tomato products can  [ Read More ]

Latest nutrition guidance highlights dairy’s key role in a nutrient-rich diet The nation’s obesity numbers continue to climb, yet surprisingly many Americans are falling short on key nutrients that could put their health at risk.(1,2,3) To address the obesity epidemic the nation faces – especially among children – the federal government released the 2010 Dietary  [ Read More ]

Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Soy Makes the Cut

For the first time ever, soyfoods are being brought front and center in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services’ (HHS) 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, which provide nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence  [ Read More ]

Guidelines Also Suggest Limiting Sodium, Added Sugar, Solid Fats Less sodium, added sugar, and solid fat, and fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables; the government’s recommendations about what we should eat have been updated with a few key changes. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health  [ Read More ]

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

On January 31, 2011, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Shalene McNeill, PhD, RD, Executive Director of Human Nutrition Research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and Richard Thorpe, MD, cattle rancher, are available to provide valuable expertise  [ Read More ]

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