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?
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.