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The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a group of 13 independent experts, has just submitted a report with their science-based, dietary and lifestyle recommendations for the public. Using the information contained in this report, the government will be finalizing the soon-to-be released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.
Similar to the last set of guidelines, the DG Advisory Committee is recommending that Americans consume a well-balanced, plant-based diet, which includes all of the food groups, coupled with adequate physical activity, to maintain a healthy body weight and to avoid obesity. They are also advising that solid fats, added sugar, and sodium be reduced in the diet.
Here’s a peek at some of their additional recommendations:
* Reduce saturated fatty acids intake to less 10 percent, and ideally, less than 7 percent of calories, with more emphasis on heart, healthy mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
* Limit dietary cholesterol to less than 300 mg daily. Those with heart disease or type 2 diabetes should shoot for less than 200 mg daily.
* Avoid trans fatty acids from commercially prepared foods.
* Consume two servings of seafood per week.
* Reduce sodium to 1,500 mg per day.
Lee Woodruff will give the 2010 Meredith E. Drench Lecture today at Sargent College at 5:00 PM. The talk, titled Life Changes in an Instant: A Caregivers Journey, chronicles the journey of Woodruff’s family after her husband, journalist Bob Woodruff, was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The critically acclaimed story has garnered national attention and brought to light the numerous soldiers returning from Iraq who are suffering from traumatic brain injuries. There will be a book signing and reception to follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.
Do you know what a serving of wine looks like? Joan explains that the look of wine glasses can be deceiving:
“Weight Loss Tip No. 7: Downsize Your Dinnerware: Experts say they’ve seen it again and again: The larger your plate, the more you’re likely to put on it. So serving your meals on smaller plates can help you eat less. But don’t throw out those dinner plates, Blake suggests. Use the smaller, lunch-size plates to serve dinner, and use the dinner plates for salads.”
Sargent College is supporting the Davis Phinney Foundation in its launch of Every Victory Counts, a new program for living well with Parkinson’s. The cornerstone of this program is a progressive, interactive manual designed to inform and inspire people to live well with Parkinson’s and take a more active role in managing the disease. Boston University is among leading Parkinson’s research centers with contributors to the manual’s content.
Planning to dial up a super pizza on Super Bowl Sunday? You may get a busy signal as the sales of pizzas increase by at least 30 percent, on average, in pizzerias across America, on the day of the big game.
Keep in mind that a pizza with “everything” on it can add close to 4,000 calories per pie to your half time celebration. Skipping the fatty meat toppings, but topping your pie with plenty of veggies will score a satisfying pie for less than half the calories. Click here for a fun, interactive “Build Your Own Pizza” program to find out how your favorite pie measures up.
To enjoy the game without having to worry about the score on the scale the next day, try these Super Healthy Super Bowl crowd pleasers:
• Beer-Cooked, Shrimp Cocktail with a Spicy Cocktail Sauce
• A Salsa Face Off With Red, Yellow, and Green Pepper Slices instead of Chips
• A Healthy Homemade Grilled Vegetable Pizza
“This year marks the fifth anniversary since Boston University dining halls began serving Sargent Choice options with each meal, and many, from nutrition advocates to students to dining services itself, say the program has been a success….”
Dr. Richard E. Besser, Senior Health and Medical Editor for ABC News and former Acting Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be the guest speaker at the 11th annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture at the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College today. The title of his lecture is “Pandemics, Public Health, and Political Transition.” The lecture will begin at 3:00 p.m. at 635 Commonwealth Avenue in Room 101. All attendees are invited to a reception following the lecture at 4:00pm in the Setterberg lounge on the 2nd floor. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC