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Special Edition: 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

'Total diet' in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines

By Caroline Scott-Thomas , 01-Feb-2011
Last updated on 02-Feb-2011 at 11:35 GMT2011-02-02T11:35:47Z

'Total diet' in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
'Total diet' in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
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The latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans includes a new focus on the importance of total diet. FoodNavigator-USA spoke to Cynthia Harriman of Oldways to get the perspective of the organization behind the Mediterranean diet pyramid.

Despite this new overarching approach, the guidelines also note particular nutrients that may be lacking in Americans' diets, such as vitamin D, calcium, fiber and potassium. How does the concept of total diet fit with these nutrient-specific recommendations? And what are the implications of the guidelines for the food industry?

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