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Evidence-based healthy eating patterns to try for the rest of this year: Michael Macknin

CLEVELAND – By this time, many people may be frustrated trying to keep their New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. Understanding scientifically proven principles that can easily be self-adapted to most healthy eating patterns, such as the Mediterranean, DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), and Vegetarian Diets, can help you customize your healthy eating pattern to one you will enjoy.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has their “Dietary Recommendations for Americans” on MyPlate.gov. “The Nutrition Source” from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discusses the similarities and differences between Harvard’s “Healthy Eating Plate” and the “USDA’s MyPlate.” Only the Heathy Eating Plate is “based exclusively on the best available science, and was not subjected to political or commercial pressures from food industry lobbyists.”

MyPlate, probably at least in part due to dairy industry lobbying, still focuses on dairy as the primary beverage and an important source of

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