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New dietary guidelines take aim at obesity
Modern Healthcare

The federal government is emphasizing fewer calories and more physical activity in its 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the government’s evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health and reduce chronic disease and obesity.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the guidelines on Monday, as HHS said this year’s guide focused on calories and physical activity especially because more than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese.