The New U.S. Dietary Guidelines are out. Many of the recommendations remain the same from 2010 but a few guidelines have changed. Americans are now being encouraged to limit their added sugars to 10% of their total calories per day. This recommendation comes from increasing evidence that links a person’s risk for Type-2 Diabetes and heart disease to a high intake of added sugar. The guidelines also encourage everyone to support healthy eating patterns for friends and family members.
To find out more about the guidelines and their specific recommendations check out the Executive Summary here: http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/executive-summary/
Learn how to create a well balanced meal while eating on campus in the dining commons. Maggie Dempsey, a HealthWorks Peer Educator, will give you a brief tour of Pollock Dining Commons and share with you how to choose foods that make up a well balanced meal. You can create many different delicious meals suited to your taste buds by following these guidelines.