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Nutrition and Your Health:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Dietary Guidelines RingsFourth Edition (1995); see Fifth Edition (2000)


Eat a variety of foods

Balance the food you eat with physical activity -- maintain or improve your weight

Choose a diet with plenty of grain products, vegetables, and fruits

Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol

Choose a diet moderate in sugars

Choose a diet moderate in salt and sodium

If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation

Acknowledgements and Additional Information on Nutrition

Fourth Edition, 1995
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

December 1995

Home and Garden Bulletin No. 232

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