What Do You Know About Dietary Guidelines?
In 2011, the USDA unveiled a new dietary icon called Choose My Plate. This reflected the updated nutritional guidelines published in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Find out how much you know about the latest dietary guidelines by taking the following quiz.
4. How many cups of vegetables do the guidelines suggest each day?
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The Dietary Guidelines say thata 2,000-calorie diet for an adult woman should include at least 2½ cups of vegetables. For a man, it's 2½ to 3 cups. A person who should have more calories or fewer calories would need a different amount. Amounts also vary by age and gender. Your diet should include dark green leafy vegetables, red and orange vegetables, dry peas and beans, starchy vegetables, and "other" vegetables, such as asparagus, cabbage, mushrooms, and zucchini.
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