For the very first time in about 40 years, the American dietary guidelines now provide dietary advice for all life stages. The year 2020 is the year where new guidelines have been introduced explicitly catering to infants’ and toddlers’ needs.
Furthermore, the overall standards of healthy eating have remained the same, mainly because the healthy eating basics’ standards still stand through solid years of research.
Moreover, here are a number of recommendations found in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans:
- Limit added sugar intake to less than 10% of calories a day for individuals aged two years and older. Sugars should be completely avoided for infants.
- Limit the amount of saturated fat to less than 10% of calories per day from two years of age.
- Limit sodium consumption to less than 2.300mg a day from two years of age.
- Limit alcoholic drinks consumption to two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women.
For sure, there will be further additions and changes to be made in the dietary guidelines if health experts find it necessary to do.