NMPF: New Federal Dietary Guidelines Are Good News For Dairy

In late December, the USDA rolled out the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In the updated DGA, the federal government continued to recommend three servings of low-fat and non-fat dairy products for a healthy diet. In addition, not only did dairy remain its own group, dairy was recognized as a source of under-consumed nutrients, such […]

USDA: Dietary Guidelines Can Be Customized

The ability to customize recommendations is one focus of the latest edition of the dietary guidelines for Americans. “The guideline makes it clear that you can take the framework of the guidelines and you can tailor your diet to your preferences, to your cultural background, even to your financial needs to make sure that that […]

Focus On Fruit for 04/09/20

Kathy Stephenson with Pear Bureau Northwest talks more about the health benefits of fresh pears. If you have a story idea for the Washington Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

USDA: Fruits And Veggies Are More Affordable Than You Might Think

Can you afford the USDA’s recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables?  In other words, how easy is it to purchase the needed produce to meet those dietary guidelines?  USDA economic researcher Hayden Stewart said it’s surprisingly affordable!   “For an average American on a 2,000 calorie diet, it’s possible to meet your recommendations for […]