Friedman Seminar with Darius Mozazarian and Alice Liechtenstein 2

Friedman Seminar with Darius Mozazarian and Alice Liechtenstein

Friedman's seminar includes Friedman Dir Dariusz Mozafearian and HNRCA scientist Alice Liechtenstein, presenting the "2015 Food Additive Guidelines for the Americans – What Should Everybody Know?" This seminar was held on January 27, 2016.

The American Dietary Guidelines for 2015 issued jointly by the US Department of Health and Social Services and the US Department of Agriculture should (1) follow the lifestyle of healthy nutrition; (2) focus on variety, nutrient density and quantity; (3) limiting calories from added sugars and saturated fats and decreasing sodium intake; (4) switching to a healthier choice of foods and beverages; and (5) support healthy eating habits in all places. The main recommendations include: (a) Consuming a healthy eating pattern that takes into account all foods and beverages at an appropriate calorie level; (b) the healthy diet model includes a variety of vegetables of all subgroups, fruits (especially whole fruits), grains (at least half of which are whole grains), dairy products without fat or low fat (including milk, yoghurt) cheese and / or fortified soy beverages), various protein foods (including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes) [beans and peas]and nuts, seeds and soy products) and oils; (c) limits of healthy nutrition, saturated fats and trans fats, added sugars and sodium; (d) if alcohol is consumed, it must be consumed in moderate quantities and only by adults of legal drinking age; and (e) comply with physical activity guidelines for Americans. The dietary guidelines for the 2015 American report have sparked a lot of controversy in the scientific community. Questions underlying some of these contradictions will be addressed.

For the Friedman School of Nutrition and Policy:
The School of Gerald J. And Dorothy R. Friedman of Science and Nutrition Policy at Taft University is the only independent school of nutrition in the United States. The eight educational programs of the school – which focus on issues related to nutrition and chronic diseases, molecular nutrition, agriculture and sustainability, food security, humanitarian aid, public health and food and economic policies – are known to be implemented of research into national and international politics.