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NewsBites August 2010 Issue

Draft of 2010 Dietary Guidelines Targets Obesity

The experts developing the next federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans have the nation’s obesity epidemic squarely in their crosshairs. Linda V. Van Horn, PhD, RD, LD, of Northwestern University, chair of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, said in presenting the group’s recommendations, “The most important issue is that this set of guidelines is addressing an unhealthy American public for the first time. The obesity epidemic is priority number one, and every single thing in this report is focused on addressing that problem up front.”

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