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Understanding The Revised 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Tuesday, March 08, 2011
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Recommendations for specific population groups

For women who want to become pregnant:-

  • Choose foods like livers of animals etc rich in heme iron. Additionally include Vitamin C rich foods, as they facilitate iron absorption, especially if they are plant sources.
  • Eat a variety of folate rich foods and in addition to that take, a supplement of around 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid per day. This can be synthetic folic acid foods such as fortified foods and/or supplements.

For Women who are pregnant or are breastfeeding:-

  • Eat around 8-12 ounces from a variety of sea food /week. Avoid fish with high mercury content such as - tile fish, shark, swordfish, and king mackerel and restrict white (albacore) tuna to 6 ounces per week. Pregnant women should take iron supplements recommended by their obstetrician or other any health care provider.

For individuals 50 yrs of age and over

  • As most people have a deficiency of potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D, include plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk & milk products to provide these nutrients
  • Consume Vitamin B12 fortified foods such as fortified cereals, or dietary supplements.

Building healthy eating Patterns

  • Select an eating pattern that meets nutrient needs over time, at every calorie level.
  • Account for calories & other nutrients from all foods and beverages consumed and assess how they fit within a total healthy eating pattern.
  • Follow food safety recommendations when preparing and eating foods to reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.

By, The Dietetic Team @

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27 April, 2011 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar The guidelines clearly state that the majority of adults and one in three children are overweight or obese, it is a crisis that authorities can no longer ignore. There have to be checks & balances at every age /stage to ensure that people maintain a healthy weight. The question is are there any spelt out?

09 March, 2011 | Mithramalini Gupto | Reply

Mithramalini Gupto Will this new guidelines affect us Indians too?

09 March, 2011 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar Hello Mithramalini, Yes The guidelines will apply to us also. Experts in every country are revising their dietary guidelines due to the alarming increase in chronic life style related health problems. However as Ms Mrinal has said its only a matter of time when the new revised Indian Dietary guidelines will also be out, specifically for Indians.
Nevertheless we can start modifying our diets as suggested by the new guidelines and increase our physical activity levels too.

09 March, 2011 | Mrinal Jhangiani | Reply

Mrinal Jhangiani Hi Mithramalini, Most countries have been revising their guidelines as a result of the increase in chronic lifestyle diseases. In India, at the National Institute of Nutrition, Dr. Sesikeran and his team have made tremendous strides and are expected to release their much-awaited guidelines within weeks.
The US dietary guidelines provide an excellent framework and are applicable for all at risk for chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, CVD and certain cancers.
Were you referring to any specific guideline?

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