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What Would the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Look Like if YOU Wrote Them?

It’s that time again …

…time for the updated Dietary Guidelines.  Every 5 years the Guidelines are updated after a select group of prominent nutrition experts, researchers, and scientists, scour the literature to present what they believe to be the best information available.

And the 2010 Guidelines Report is being announced on Monday, January 31st.

Let’s imagine YOU are on the Committee who decides what the Guidelines should look like.

What would they include?

What would they eliminate?

We’ll provide an assessment of the report after the announcement, but until then, YOU’RE in the drivers seat.

Share your thoughts on what these Guidelines should look like, in your opinion.

The more comments, the better!  Type in your comments below.

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2 Responses to What Would the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Look Like if YOU Wrote Them?

  1. Roland January 26, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    1. Eliminate/minimize oils high in omega-6s – soybean, corn, “vegetable oil,” sunflower seed oil, etc. Eliminating these is more important that adding extra omega-3s
    2. Fewer grains, more vegetables – these are relatively nutrient sparse compared to the caloric density
    3. More meat, eggs, fish –
    4. More fat from butter, lard, and other animal products – Saturated fat was never proven to be bad, and now it’s clear that the demonetization was wrong.
    5. Stop saying “low fat or fat free dairy” – low fat and fat free don’t taste as good, and they give people the feeling that they can eat as much of it as they like. Full fat tastes better and satiates better, plus provides healthy fats
    6. Fewer starchy carbs — I like potatoes and corn, but these allow people to kid themselves into thinking they are eating vegetables. Technically true, but they shouldn’t count as vegetables when they are consumed in such a large capacity.

  2. Steph January 29, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Fruits and Veggies as the base,
    Then protein and fats (preferably grass-fed beef/chicken/eggs/wild fish etc. and healthy fats (raw nuts, seeds, evoo, fish oil, etc)
    At the top is Carbs (rice, pasta, etc)

    Sweets and things shouldnt be on there. They dont deserve a spot…they should be eaten less than 10% of the time. We need to focus on 1 ingredient foods rather than processed. Its not about the calories its about the ingredients and whether your body can use it appropriately for fuel. That is the purpose of food after all…to sustain us.

    That will probably be far from what the dietary guidelines come out to say bc after all the food companies need to make money so they will continue to use propaganda to persuade people into eating their products.

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