- Consume a variety of nutrient-dense foods and beverages within and among the basic food groups while choosing foods that limit the intake of saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, salt, and alcohol.
- Meet recommended intakes within energy needs by adopting a balanced eating pattern such as the USDA Food Guide or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating Plan.
- People over age 50. consume vitamin B12 in its crystalline form fortified foods or supplements.
- Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant. Eat foods high in heme-iron and consume iron-rich plant foods or iron-fortified foods with an enhancer of iron absorption, such as vitamin C-rich foods.
- Older adults, people with dark skin, and people exposed to insufficient ultraviolet light from the sun. consume extra vitamin D from vitamin D-fortified foods and supplements.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Key Recommendations to Adequate Nutrition
at 5:10 PM