Thursday, February 20, 2014
One of my public health heroes is Marion Nestle. She's a nutrition professor at NYU; I've heard her speak a handful of times and I even got to sit next to her once at a Let's Move event in DC.
Yesterday her blog outlined Brazil's latest dietary guidelines and they are quite interesting. I won't list them all (because then I'd be stealing most of her blog post) but here are the guide's three "golden rules:"
Make foods and freshly prepared dishes and meals the basis of your diet.
Be sure oils, fats, sugar and salt are used in moderation in culinary preparations.
Limit the intake of ready-to-consume products and avoid those that are ultra-processed.
You can read the entire post here:
I see the influence of lobbyists on the US Dietary Guidelines, but I like the MyPlate concept a lot and strive to follow its advice. It's easy to understand.