HHS and USDA Information
HHS/USDA: What are the recommended food patterns (dietary guidelines)?
Every 5 years, scientists review the evidence & update the guidelines. The food groups fit together, like pieces of a puzzle, to provide the recommended nutrients.This infograph contains the recommended serving sizes for each food group (rev 2/1/17)
NIH: What is the ideal weight (BMI)? (rev 1/17)
NIH: What endurance exercises are suggested? (rev 1/17)
NIH: What strength-building exerices are suggested? (rev 1/17)
NIH: What flexibility-enhacing exercises are suggested? (rev 1/17)
Bite-size stories behind the facts
The path to the dietary guidelines and food patterns
How do scientists know the nutrients and other substances in food? (rev 2/1/17)
What are the DRI (Dietary Reference Intakes)? (added 1/17)
How do scientists know the ideal nutrient levels to include in the DRI? (added 1/17)
How are the food patterns (dietary guidelines) developed? (added 1/17)
Where do scientists look for reliable research information? (added 1/17)
The path to the weight (BMI) guidelines
How do scientists determine the ideal weight(BMI? (rev 1/17)
Is granulated sugar healthier than high fructose corn syrup? (rev 1/17)
How is fructose different from glucose? (rev 1/17)
Does sugar make children hyperactive or increase alertness? (rev 1/17)
Is saccharin safe? (Sweet N Low sugar E1954 (rev 1/17)
Is asparatame safe? (Nutrisweet/Equal sugar E951) (rev 1/17)
Is sucralose safe? (an artificial sweetener) (rev 1/17)
How are proteins (links of amino acids) combined? (added 1/17)
Why is dairy important?
How does the milk get from the cow to the store? (added 2/2/17)
How do the nutrients in milks compare?
Harvard. Calcium and Milk (added 2/3/17)
Harvard. Calcium: What's Best for Your Bones and Health? (added 2/3/17)
Why is vitamin B12 important?(added 1/29/17)
[B12 is found only in some animal products and fortified cereals.]
The link between gut microbes and colon cancer (MedlinePlus)(added 2/1/17)
Mutagenesis by radiation - red grapefruit (rev 1/17)
Mutagenesis by chemicals - watermelon (rev 1/17)
The path to food safety
The historical path to food safety (added 1/17)
How useful is animal research? (added 1/17)
What do the date labels mean? (added 1/10/17)
Is eating breakfast important for weight-management? (rev 1/17)
Links to HHS
USDA Food Composition Database
MedlinePlus "Sleep and Your Health"
NIH "Sleep and Aging"
CDC Test Your Knowlege about the Flu Vaccine
[A link to the CDC website]
CDC What vaccines do you need?
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