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Shaping how Americans eat: the debate rages

June 28, 2010 | 10:01 am

Berriesbeans The U.S. government's "new" dietary guidelines are largely filled with stuff we've all heard before: Most American adults are overweight, and the nation's children are on a similar trajectory, and they advise Americans to shift away from a diet rich in animal products and toward a plant-based diet. It also recommends that we also slash our salt intake by almost a third and exercise more. Sounds pretty common sense, right? But still, a debate rages:

-- Rene Lynch
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