Health: Tommy Thompson's 2005 Diet Plan

Twenty-five years after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture began issuing dietary guidelines to keep us healthy and fit, nearly two-thirds of Americans have become overweight or obese. So in the 2005 edition of the guidelines--on which school lunch menus are based--the HHS Secretary toughened the message, providing specific limits on fat and salt and urging us to eat our vegetables and exercise regularly.

What to Eat and Do

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Five servings of fruits and vegetables a day--the old standard--aren't enough anymore if you want to maintain good nutrition and prevent disease....

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