Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate

Sugar Substitutes: How Much is too Much?

The FDA states that sugar substitutes are safe to eat in the amounts that people typically consume. But just how much is acceptable and safe for human consumption?

MyPlate is the U.S. government's primary food group symbol to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Learn more about translating the guidelines into your everyday life.

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    Ways to Boost Fiber

    Holly Larson, MS, RD

    Fiber is an essential nutrient. However, most Americans are falling far short of the recommended daily amount in their diets. Follow these tips to boost fiber in your diet. Read More

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    Water: Go With the Flow

    Mary Mullen, MS, RD, Jo Ellen Shield, MED RD LD

    Water is one of the body's most essential nutrients. People may survive six weeks without any food, but they couldn't live more than a week or so without water. Read More

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    Food Additive Defintions

    Rachel Begun, MS, RDN

    Food additives have been used for centuries to improve and preserve the taste, texture, nutrition and appearance of food. Read More

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    What Is Calcium?

    Calcium is perhaps the most essential nutrient when it comes to bone health. Keep your bones healthy with these tips. Read More

  • Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate

    Healthy Eating for Women

    A balanced diet is a cornerstone of health and women have special nutrient needs that change during each stage of a life. Read More