Connie M. Weaver

In our quest to achieve a nutritious, safe food supply, we have forgotten the other side of the equation for an appropriate energy balance. The 2000 version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans attempts to correct that by emphasizing maintaining a healthy weight and promoting daily physical activity as the first two guidelines.

Why do “dietary” guidelines include other lifestyle choices? Why do food scientists and nutritionists need to carry the banner for fitness? Food scientists provide food…

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