Updated Dietary Guidelines: Will the Changes Affect You?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: What changes have been made to U.S. Dietary Guidelines and how will these changes impact you?
Air Date: 2/23/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Felicia Stoler, PhD
felicia stoler Dr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She has a bachelors from Tulane University, a masters in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical nutrition from UMDNJ.

Felicia serves on many local, state and national committees related to health and wellness. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Fellow of the ACSM. Felicia is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is on the House of Delegates.

Dr. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's groundbreaking series, Honey, We're Killing the Kids!, which took aim at the unhealthy lifestyles of families across the country, in an effort to motivate them to make positive changes.

She is the author Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus) which was featured in USA Weekend among the top must-have books in 2011. She has been a contributor for and written several book chapters. Stoler authored the ACSM's Current Comment on Childhood Obesity.
Updated Dietary Guidelines: Will the Changes Affect You?
Every five years, the Department of Health and Human Services releases updated Dietary Guidelines. This report contains the government's thoughts on how Americans should be eating.

What recent changes have been made to the Dietary Guidelines?

  1. Cut back on animal protein. This is especially recommended for men and teen boys, largely because they are not consuming enough produce.
  2. Cut added sugars. The report recommends cutting sugar intake to 10% of your daily calorie intake. This means cutting added sugar from coffee and limiting sweets.
  3. No need to limit cholesterol. There is no longer a limit of 300 mg of cholesterol per day, but the report recommends looking at what foods are providing your cholesterol. Omelets and avocados are preferred to cheeseburgers and pizza.
Felicia Stoler, PhD, discusses these new Dietary Guidelines and how it may impact the way you feed yourself and your family.