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March is National Nutrition Month, a time to celebrate advances in health thanks to nutrition training and counseling.
While we all strive to live a healthy life, sometimes it can be challenging to navigate the vast amount of information available about nutrition. This is especially true for those who are living with chronic health conditions or who have a family history of disease. And, if you’re planning to have or are currently raising children, knowing who and what information to trust is more difficult than ever.
One source of information that many people turn to is the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) dietary guidelines. While the guidelines are meant to promote healthy eating habits, because of corporate influence (which often prioritizes profits over health), limited reliance on evidence-based nutrition science, disregard of healthy saturated fats, and other critical flaws, these guidelines fall short of providing trustworthy guidance.
It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed or confused when it comes to making healthy food choices, and sources like the USDA complicate things. Fortunately, we make things easy for you! In the Healthy Living Tips section of our website, What Should I Eat and Why Traditional Diets outline the building blocks of natural food choices that have sustained humankind for millennia.
The vision of Price-Pottenger is a collaborative community advocating for policies that prioritize whole, nutrient-dense foods (like those found in the ancestral communities Dr. Price visited nearly 100 years ago) and access to healthy options for all.
Today’s USDA dietary guidelines aren’t helping. According to our friends at the Nutrition Coalition, adhering to these guidelines has contributed to substantial failures in public health since 1980, including:
Source: Nutrition Coalition
Together, we can achieve a healthier and more sustainable food system that prioritizes the well-being of every member of our communities. But, to do so, we need you to take action during National Nutrition Month! Here’s how:
With your help, we can inspire the USDA to include low-carbohydrate diets, healthy outcomes of weight loss, and blood sugar control to their set of scientific questions to consider for the 2025-2030 dietary guidelines. Please add your comment today!
Thank you for being a part of our community and for depending upon our nutrition information and guidance to empower your well-being. If our purpose to improve human and planet health aligns with your values, please support our work by contributing today.
To your health,
Steven J. Schindler,
PS: For even more nutrition guidance, check-out our 65-day journey to well-being, Thrive in 65. These easy-to-read nutrition blogs include primers on ancestral diets, provide details about carbs, protein, fat, and fiber, and outline essentials on gut health, dairy, gluten, and supplements. Plus, every blog includes a deliciously easy recipe to jump start your health journey. Bon appétit!