Many Americans don’t realize that what they drink is an important part of their total dietary pattern. In fact, the most recent national nutrition surveillance data reveal that about 20 percent of our daily calories — and nearly half of all added sugars — come from beverages.1
For the first time, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans focus not only on what to eat, but also on what to drink for overall health and the prevention of chronic diseases.1 This new attention on beverage choices is likely a focus of your client communications, too.
To help, we’ve developed informative, simple-to-use resources in easily downloadable formats for use with your clients. Our materials are written by registered dietitians, supported by rigorous science, and support your needs as you seek to provide guidance and information on better beverage choices.
These materials were developed with the needs of the general population in mind; individual clients’ medical histories should always be considered before offering dietary guidance as recommendations may vary.
1U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. Available at http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/.
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