The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has submitted a report to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The two departments will consider the scientific findings while putting together the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015 later this year.
Reviewing trends in food and nutrient intakes and dietary patterns, the DGAC discovered that Americans do not get enough vitamin A, D, E, and C, calcium, fiber, folate, potassium, and magnesium. It also concluded that a healthy diet involves high consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low- or non-fat dairy, seafood, legumes, and nuts; entails moderate alcohol intake (among adults); and requires little consumption of red and processed meat.
For more information, read the OSHA press release of the DGAC report or visit the dedicated webpage.