Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman says that in the 30 years since the U.S. government issued its first dietary guidelines, surprisingly little has changed. Pretty much, the official advice tells us to eat our vegetables and go easy on the fat and empty calories from sugars and simple carbohydrates. More recently, there has been more emphasis on exercise.
So it goes in the new guidelines, which the government is obligated to issue every five years. These guidelines for the basis of food and nutrition policy, so even you don't pay any attention to them they do affect what you're going to see on food packages and advertising. Advice about alcohol consumption, missing in the early days of the guidelines, started to appear in more recent editions.
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