Nutrition Action Themes for the U.S: A Report in Response to the International Conference on Nutrition

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DIANE Publishing, 1996 - 63 pages
Presents principles & themes to facilitate the improvement of nutrition. The first part focuses on improvement of nutrition within the U.S. It describes the current situation in the U.S., how nutrition action is achieved, & the country's overall goals for nutrition action. The report describes 7 broad strategies that are means to achieve a healthier & more productive society: eating for health; nutrition security for all; safe food & water; nutrition monitoring; promoting breastfeeding; nutrition-sensitive research; & human nutrition research. The second part focuses on international issues & reflects the U.S. leadership role.

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Page 9 - Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, & Nuts Group 2-3 SERVINGS Vegetable Group 3-5 SERVINGS Fruit Group 2-4 SERVINGS Bread, Cereal, Rice, & Pasta Group 6-11 SERVINGS SOURCE US Department al AgocultunyU.S Department of Health and Human Servern Use the Food Guide Pyramid to help you eat better every day.
Page 4 - Eat a variety of foods Maintain healthy weight Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol Choose a diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, and grain products Use sugars only in moderation Use salt and sodium only in moderation If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation...
Page 61 - Train all health care staff in skills necessary to implement this policy. 3 . Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding. 4. Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within a half-hour of birth. 5. Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation even if they should be separated from their infants.
Page 59 - ... 2.19 Increase to at least 75 percent the proportion of the Nation's schools that provide nutrition education from preschool through 12th grade, preferably as part of quality school health education. (Baseline...
Page 52 - Dietary intake of vitamins, minerals, and fiber of persons ages 2 months and over in the United States: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Phase I.
Page 28 - C) make the most efficient use of nonrenewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate, where appropriate, natural biological cycles and controls; D) sustain the economic viability of farm operations; and E) enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole.
Page 61 - Practice rooming-in - allow mothers and infants to remain together - 24 hours a day. 8. Encourage breastfeeding on demand. 9. Give no artificial teats or pacifiers (also called dummies or soothers) to breastfeeding infants.
Page 8 - For the two out of three adult Americans who do not smoke and do not drink excessively, one personal choice seems to influence long-term health prospects more than any other: what we eat.
Page 23 - Increase to at least 75 percent the proportion of mothers who breastfeed their babies in the early postpartum period and to at least 50 percent the proportion who continue breastfeeding until their babies are 5 to 6 months old.
Page 9 - Use the Food Guide Pyramid to help you eat better every day.. .the Dietary Guidelines way. Start with plenty of Breads, Cereals, Rice, and Pasta; Vegetables; and Fruits. Add two to three servings from the Milk group and two to three servings from the Meat group. Each of these food groups provides some, but not all, of the nutrients you need. No one food group is more important than another - for good health you need them all. Go easy on the fats, oils, and sweets, the foods in the small tip of the...

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