Farida Y. Mohamedshah

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020 released last month by the Dept. of Health and Human Services and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture take a different approach to dietary guidance than previous editions, which focused on individual dietary components, such as food groups and nutrients. The 2015–2020 guidelines focus primarily on healthy eating patterns and the food and nutrient characteristics that meet cultural preferences and tastes and provide individuals with the flexibility…

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About the Author

Farida Y. Mohamedshah, MS, CNS, is the former director, nutrition science, food laws and regulations for IFT and currently senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs for the National Confections Association ([email protected]).