Review the 2005 and 2010 Dietary Guidelines for
Americans. According to Table 2-1 in Chapter
2 of the text, what are the key recommendations of these guidelines - which
food groups do we need to consume more of, and which do we need to avoid? Moreover, how do those recommendations
compare to the realities of the U.S. diet?
Next, review the Checking out Food Labels section on
pages 49-57 of your textbook. Examine
the components of a food label, including the nutrition facts panel and the
ingredient list. Based upon what you
have read, as well as your own personal knowledge, how helpful do you think
this information is in encouraging Americans to make healthier choices? Do you read food labels? If so, is that practice beneficial to your
personal diet plan?
Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words
in length. Your research and claims must be supported by your course text and a
minimum of one additional scholarly source. Use proper APA formatting for
in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.