April 2021 Wellness Topic - Make Every Bite Count

Every 5 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publish nutrition advice. The dietary Guidelines for Americans (2020-2025) provides suggestions for every stage of life from birth through adulthood.

The food and beverages you consume have a significant impact on your health.

  • Fewer than 1 in 10 adults and children eat enough fruits and vegetables.

  • 9 in 10 Americans consume more than the recommended amount of sodium.

  • 85% of your daily calories should meet food group recommendations for vegetables, fruits, grains and protein.

  • 60% of adults have at least one diet-related chronic disease – including cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Make every bite count and consider the latest overarching guidelines:

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