Federal Government Recommends Limiting Added Sugars, Drops Warning About Cholesterol
The federal government on Thursday issued revised dietary guidelines that suggest U.S. residents should limit their intake of added sugars and dropped longstanding warnings about cholesterol. The guidelines, issued every five years, influence public health campaigns and federal food assistance programs, such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Public schools also use the recommendations to plan student lunches.
- "Hold the 16-Oz Drink, Limit Salt -- Gov't Offers Guidelines" (Jalonick, AP/ABC News, 1/7).