Nutrition advice issued on Monday by Federal Regulators actually said, “Eat Less.” This is pretty amazing news being that the government is part of the reason why Americans eat too much. I am shocked to hear this from our government because its finally a step in the right direction.
For years and years the government continues to subsudize corn which is a huge reason why we have so many processed and refined “foods” available to us. The vast majority of them are made from corn becuase that is the only commodity that farmers can grow and still make a living due to the corn subsidy.
The government is suggesting that Americans drink less soda and more water and eat less pizza and desserts. I hope that this message will finally be recognized by Americans and that people will FINALLY make a change in their diet. This is a good first step – less soda, pizza, and dessert. For those of us who are holistic minded and already eat quinoa and kale, this may seem a bit obvious but for the general public this is a huge change.
Hopefully this will also trickle down to the food companies and force them to make changes on portion sizes and food quality. In the past a slice of tomato or even french fries and ketchup counted as a serving of vegtables but now it seems that they are pushing more fruits and veggies on the plate. I couldn't agree more with that statement – more fruits and veggies!
For more information see this article in the NY Times.