View Full Version : USDA comment period on new dietary guidelines

09-10-2004, 10:44 AM
The USDA advisory committee has made its recommendations for changes to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which includes such things as the Food Pyramid. The guidelines are updated every five years. If you are interested in making your thoughts on the matter known, the comment period is open until Monday, September 27 for written comments (http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/comments/default.htm) (registration required obviously) or you may present oral statements at a hearing on September 21. You must pre-register by calling 240-453-8280 before 5 p.m. on Sept. 14. The meat and dairy lobbies are working hard to include positive language about their products in the guidelines. The report can be viewed by clicking here (http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/report/) .

Oatmeal Girl
09-10-2004, 10:50 AM
So I skimmed the tables for a new picture of the Food Pyramid- did I miss it or didn't they include one?

09-10-2004, 10:55 AM
I think these are just the recommendations to the guidelines and will be incorporated into new tables, school lunch programs, and the pyramid once the HHS has heard and considered public comments.

Oatmeal Girl
09-10-2004, 10:59 AM
ahh, I see. I'm anxious to see it!

09-17-2004, 06:01 AM

Table E-11. Ways To Increase Consumption of Milk and Milk Products
Include milk or milk products all meals and snacks.
Add low-fat milk instead of water to oatmeal and hot cereals.
Eat cereals with calcium added and with milk.
Top bread with low-fat cheese and pop it under the broiler for a quick toasted cheese sandwich.
Add low-fat or nonfat milk instead of water to creamed soups, such as tomato.
Include milk and/or milk products in lunches for children.
Serve hot chocolate made from low-fat milk and chocolate syrup.
Cut up raw vegetables for dipping into a low-fat yogurt dip.
Whip up fruit and yogurt smoothies in the blender.
Try some pudding made with milk.
Top salads, soups, and stews of fresh vegetables with low-fat shredded cheese.
Use flavored yogurts as topping for fruit for dessert.
Top a baked potato with low-fat yogurt or low-fat or non fat sour cream.