Guidelines for a Happy, Healthy New Year

Allied Health | January 07, 2016

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Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of people who have decided that 2016 is THE year that you will lose weight and get healthy? Learn about new information being published soon that can help you meet the challenge.

Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of people who have decided that 2016 is THE year that you will lose weight and get healthy? According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, the number one New Year’s resolution for 2015 among Americans was to lose weight, and 2016 is no different. Every five years the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services assemble an advisory committee of experts in the fields of nutrition and dietetics to compose the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The goal is to provide Americans with evidence-based food and beverage recommendations to promote health, prevent chronic disease and help people reach and maintain a healthy weight. These dietary guidelines also help the U.S. government form federal nutrition policy and programs as well as guide state and local health promotions and disease prevention initiatives.

The advisory committee combs through and reviews the body of nutrition science and synthesizes current evidence-based nutrition information into a report. Throughout the process the public participates through a series of hearings and digital comment boards.The 2015 Dietary Guidelines (the most current version) has just been released. Readers can expect to learn more about the status and trends of food and nutrient intake, dietary patterns and their associated health outcomes, food sustainability and safety and much more.

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is just one of the many new pieces of literature on nutrition and dietetics that are being published at an increasingly rapid rate. With so much new information becoming available all the time it is more important than ever for nutritionists and dieticians to keep current. Now with Nutrition Reference Center™, the premier evidence-based point-of-care tool for dietitians and nutritionists, users can access a trusted resource for education, practice and research to provide their patients and clients with the highest level of care possible.

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