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What Does a Healthy Diet Look Like?  New Guidelines from the USDA 


 Dietary updates have been made to help the public “make every bite count”.  The four recommended guidelines include:

  1. Following a healthy eating pattern at every life stage.
  2. Customizing and enjoying nutrient-dense food and beverage choices to reflect personal preferences, cultural traditions and budgetary considerations.
  3. Focusing on meeting food group needs with nutrient-dense foods and beverages and staying within calorie limits.
  4. Limiting consumption of foods and beverages higher in added sugars, saturated fat and sodium, as well as alcoholic beverages.

For a more complete breakdown of the Dietary Guidelines, visit