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Posts tagged "dietary guidelines" within Fit Life

Do men and women have different nutritional needs?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The essentials of a healthy diet are similar for men and women. Eat when hungry, stop when full. Choose fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and dairy sources that are low in saturated fat. Avoid trans fat, excessive sodium, and added sugar. While these general recommendations apply to everyone, a more detailed nutrition and exercise plan to carry out the recommendations do vary by gender.

What is the new MyPlate, and how does it differ from MyPyramid?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Out with the old, and in with the new! The federal government has retired the short-lived 2055 MyPyramid dietary tool in favor of a simpler icon- a dinner plate. Learn the basics about the new MyPlate, and the role it will play in helping to eliminate childhood obesity and improve the overall health and lifestyle of Americans.