2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines released
The year kicked off with the release of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which included changes on sodium consumption that differ from the 2010 guidelines. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends less than 10% of daily calories should come from added sugars and less than 10% of daily calories should come from saturated fat.
According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a healthy eating pattern includes:
A variety of vegetables: dark green, red and orange, legumes (beans and peas), starchy and other vegetables;
Fruits, especially whole fruit;
Grains, at least half of which are whole grain;
Fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and/or fortified soy beverages;
A variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), soy products, and nuts and seeds;
Oils, including those from plants: canola, corn, olive, peanut, safflower, soybean, and sunflower. Oils also are naturally present in nuts, seeds, seafood, olives, and avocados.