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Still on a One-Size Fits All Diet

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Although the Dietary Guidelines advisory committee claims it offers a ‘range’ of patterns, they are all very similar.

This has been a concern since 1980. A report by the National Academy of Sciences, Food and Nutrition Board stated, “The Board considers it scientifically unsound to make single, all-inclusive recommendations… Needs for energy and essential nutrients vary with age, sex, physiological state, hereditary factors, physical activity, and the state of health. The nutritional needs of the young growing infant are distinctly different from those of the inactive octogenarian…”