Jane Allshouse

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The 2000 edition of Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans is the first to include a specific guideline for grain foods, separate from fruits and vegetables, and recognize the unique health benefits of whole grains. This paper describes and evaluates major tools for assessing intakes of total grains and whole grains, reviews current(More)
The typical American diet is top-heavy in comparison with the Food Guide Pyramid-high in added sugars and fats at the Pyramid's tip, and low in most other food components at the Pyramid's base, especially fruit and green leafy vegetables. Improving the healthfulness of the diet would therefore require not only a major reduction in the consumption of fats(More)
This paper discusses the issue of foodborne disease and international trade in food products from an economic perspective. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that each year diseases caused by food in the United States may cause an estimated 325,000 serious illnesses resulting in hospitalizations, 76 million cases of(More)
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