White House Sets New Diet Guide

Hope you don’t like your food too salty. The Obama administration set forth new dietary guidelines Monday that encourage people to consume less and eat better, and especially to lay off salt. The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services are required by law to update the federal dietary guidelines, and the new recommendations are aimed at fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic. The rules dictate what children eat at school, what people on Food Stamps are encouraged to buy, and what information is highlighted on food packages. Among the recommendations were to avoid “oversize” portions, drink water instead of beverages containing sugar, eat more fruits and vegetables, consume only 2,300 milligrams of salt daily, and alcohol should only be consumed in moderation.