Eggs are one of the best sources of choline, an essential nutrient critical for fetal brain development. The Advisory Committee classified choline as an important nutrient that is under-consumed by all Americans. Importantly, 92% of pregnant women fail to meet the daily Adequate Intake (AI) recommendations for choline.
Experts to review scientific evidence on key nutrition topics to inform development of new guidelines
February 25, 2019
The committee’s work will kick off at a public meeting to be announced in the coming weeks. The committee will review scientific evidence on specific nutrition and health related topics and scientific questions (PDF, 477 KB) that, for the first time, reflect both public comments and federal agency input. Throughout their deliberations, the public and other stakeholders will be encouraged to provide comments and feedback.
Processes for 2020 Dietary Guidelines to begin later this year
May 25, 2017
The eighth edition of this report highlighted the importance of following a healthy eating plan that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods as well as limiting calories from components such as added sugars, saturated fats and reducing sodium intake.
Company accelerates sodium reduction efforts as it calls on the US FDA to issue new voluntary targets
May 6, 2016
Nestlé is diligently implementing its sodium reduction efforts in accordance with the Nestlé Nutrition Profiling System and the Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria (NF) to ensure the renovated foods and beverages deliver a stronger nutritional profile without compromising taste or food safety.
Salt Institute calls for US government to withdraw dietary guidelines for salt consumption
April 14, 2016
Based upon the preponderance of peer-reviewed scientific evidence, the Salt Institute is asking the government to withdraw the recommendations on salt consumption in the Dietary Guidelines because, according to the Salt Institute, they were not formulated through a thorough, unbiased evaluation of available scientific evidence and the misinformation they promulgate is used to justify harmful public policy recommendations.
In addition to a 2016 Retail Trends overview, this issue also brings you Prepared Foods’ annual round-up of trending nutraceutical ingredients for foods and beverages. The timing couldn’t be better: Not only is March is National Nutrition Month but this year’s report also follows the 2016 release of the 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines.
New Dietary Guidelines remove daily limit on cholesterol and include eggs in recommended eating patterns
January 7, 2016
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) remove a daily limit on dietary cholesterol and include eggs in all three recommended healthy eating patterns, which have been shown to reduce the risk of major chronic health conditions facing Americans.