Author Archives: Emily H Phares

New Dietary Guidelines remove restriction on total fat and set limit for added sugars but censor conclusions of the scientific advisory committee

produceThe 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines have been released, with updates including limiting added-sugar intake to less than 10 percent of daily calories, and the removal of the restriction on the percentage of calories from total fat. The new guidelines also emphasize healthy eating patterns, with the following  key recommendations: Continue reading

Research Roundup

Noteworthy nutrition studies highlighted by members of The Chan School’s Department of Nutrition

1) Jackson, S. L., King, S. M. C., Park, S., Fang, J., Odom, E. C., & Cogswell, M. E. (2015). Health professional advice and adult action to reduce sodium intakeAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.

A studysalt published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that more than half of U.S. adults surveyed are trying to reduce their sodium intake, and that advice from a medical professional is strongly associated with reducing sodium intake. Continue reading