|Description:||This is one healthy meal packed with nutrient-dense ingredients. Included on the menu was corn and bean soup, mandarin orange salad with avocado slices and sunflower seeds, low-salt, low-fat cornbread mini muffins, and unsweetened tea. Stick with nutrient-dense rather than calorie dense, hi-fat foods, and your dietary choices, by and large, will be healthier ones.|
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, released on January 31, 2011, emphasize three major goals for Americans:
- Balance calories with physical activity to manage weight
- Consume more of certain foods and nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood
- Consume fewer foods with sodium (salt), saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and refined grains.