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July 2000 Issue

Government Guidelines Upstaged By Alternative

The 2000 edition of the governmentís Dietary Guidelines for Americans, recently finalized, offers specific diet and lifestyle recommendations, something lacking in the past. The 10 new recommendations put more emphasis on whole grains and limits sugar. For the first time, they encourage physical activity and fitness, as well as safe food practices. Thatís admirable. But while itís a step in the right direction, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a pro-vegetarian action

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