“Why Is the Federal Government Afraid of Fat?” NYTimes Article
The authors of this article appear to know what they are talking about:
Dariush Mozaffarian is dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. David S. Ludwig is the director of the Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and the author of the forthcoming book “Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently.”
“BOSTON — SINCE the publication of the federal government’s 1980 Dietary Guidelines, dietary policy has focused on reducing total fat in the American diet — specifically, to no more than 30 percent of a person’s daily calories. This fear of fat has had far-reaching impacts, from consumer preferences to the billions of dollars spent by the military, government-run hospitals and school districts on food. As we argue in a recently published article in The Journal of the American Medical Association, 35 years after that policy shift, it’s long past time for us to exonerate dietary fat.”
Full article here:
How great is it that?!
While this article doesn’t address all the current issues with the Standard American Diet, (SAD) it’s a giant step in the right direction.
The reality is, the more the general population starts asking for real food, the more truly healthy options we are going to get.
Please take a couple short minutes to read the article above (it’s not long) and feel confident when you ask for extra butter on your steak.