Based Dietary Guidelines Herald Healthier, Sustainable Future

February 26, 2015 11:00 AM

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In their new report to the federal government, the nation’s foremost nutrition experts – a panel of scientists appointed by the Obama administration to help advise the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – have shaped a much brighter future for public health in America and made a great leap toward addressing our country’s chronic disease epidemic as well as its environmental woes.

How did they do this? Essentially by telling America to get meat and other animal products off our plates. “A dietary pattern that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associ...

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