Dietary Guidelines around the World Regional Similarities and Differences and New Innovations

Authored by: Odilia I. Bermudez , Johanna T. Dwyer , Erin Bury

Handbook of Nutrition and Food

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781466505711
eBook ISBN: 9781466505728
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Dietary guidelines are “recommendations for achieving appropriate diets, and healthy lifestyles.” 1 In this chapter, we examine the similarities, differences, strengths, and weaknesses of some representative examples of dietary guidelines from various regions of the world. The chapter concludes with a review of some innovations and new resources that are now available as adjuncts to the guidelines in many countries.

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