HHS/USDA: What is the recommended food patterns (dietary guidelines)?

Every 5 years, recognized nutrition and health scientists review the scientific evidence and update the dietary guidelines. The food groups fit together, like pieces of a puzzle, to provide the recommended nutrients.

Per the Dietary Guidelines, potassium (DI =1600 mqE) and vitamin D (DRI =200 IU) are not provided in recommended levels by the Patterns.

Vegetarians: Vitamin B12 requirements can only be obtained from animal products, fortified grains, or supplements. 1 C milk = 1.1 mcg/ 1 C yogurt = .91 mcg) to meet the DRI of 2.4 mcg. Some cheese contains insufficient B12.

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2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.  Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Advisory Committee. 2015

Harvard School of Public Health. " Calcium and Milk"The Nutrition Source.

United States Department of Health and Human Services and United States Department  Agriculture. 
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About the Food Groups (USDA Choose My Plate)

_____. Quizzes about the Food Groups (USDA)

_____. Contact to Submit a Question to USDA regarding the Dietary Guidelines