U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nutrition and Your Health:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

U.S. Department of Agriculture

PART E: TRANSLATING THE SCIENCE INTO DIETARY GUIDANCE

Table E-5. Strategies to Reduce Calories in Your Diet

  • Instead of sugar-sweetened soft drinks, try a diet soda or water or at least reduce the amount of regular soft drinks you consume by 8 ounces (1 cup).

  • Have a toasted English muffin with 2 teaspoons of no-sugar-added preserves instead of a croissant or sweet roll.

  • Pick water-packed tuna instead of tuna packed in oil.

  • Skip the cream-based or cheese sauce on your vegetables.

  • Go for just a half cup of regular (10% fat) ice cream instead of rich (16% fat) or premium (18%20% fat) ice cream.

  • Follow the low-fat directions when preparing brownie, cake, and cookie mixes.

  • Enjoy canned fruit packed in water or its natural juice instead of heavy syrup

  • Lighten up your favorite coffee drink by requesting nonfat milk and using half the sugar or flavored syrup.

For more examples, visit http://aom.americaonthemove.org

Used with permission from America On the Move (www.americaonthemove.org).

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Table of Contents

A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction

C. Methodology

D. Science Base
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  • Section 1. Aiming To Meet Nutrient Intake Recommendations
     
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  • Text
     
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  • Tables
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  • Section 2. Energy
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  • Section 3. Discretionary Calories
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  • Section 4. Fats
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  • Section 5. Carbohydrates
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  • Section 6. Selected Food Groups
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  • Section 7. Fluid and Electrolytes
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  • Section 8. Ethanol
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  • Section 9. Food Safety
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  • Section 10. Major Conclusions

    E.  Translating the Science into Dietary Guidance
        
  • Text
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  • Tables and Figures
  • F.  Research Recommendations

    G. Appendices
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  • Glossary
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  • Description of USDA Analyses
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  • Summary Tables from Systematic Review
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  • IOM Tables
    (Institute of Medicine tables referenced in the 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report are available at http://www.nap.edu)
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  • History of Dietary Guidelines
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  • Summary of Recommendations
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  • Biographical Sketches of DGAC Members
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  • Acknowledgements

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