Thursday, February 17, 2011
Food for Thought Thursday - A Critical Look at the USDA's Dietary Guidelines
But does it go far enough? I enjoyed reading Janice Stanger's post on the Eleven Risky Mistakes the USDA Makes About Plant-Based Diets. After warning that "You'll need bigger clothes if you follow the government's advice", she proceeds to point out what she sees as the inadequacies of the plan, including too few fruits and vegetables, too many refined grains and too much fat from oil and nuts.
Are the USDA's new guidelines a step in the right direction? Or do they not go far enough? And even more importantly . . . are Americans even listening???