Hassle-Free Food Guide - U.S. Department of Agriculture

Title

Hassle-Free Food Guide - U.S. Department of Agriculture

Description

"The Hassle-Free Food Guide was used from 1979-1984. Not only does it outline the ""Basic Four"" ( Vegetables and Fruit, Bread and Cereal, Milk and Cheese, and Meat and Poultry), but it also adds a ""cautionary"" group which includes fats, sweets, and alcohol.
By the 1970's, research showed that over consumption of fats, cholesterol and sodium had negative effects on the body (i.e., chronic disease). In an effort to adjust dietary guidelines, the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs created the Dietary Goals for the United States in 1977. Here, the focus changed from an emphasis on adequate nutrient intake to the avoidance of excessive fats, sodium, etc.
This issue was addressed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1979, with the publication of Food. It included the Hassle-Free Guide to a Better Diet, adding another group to the the ""Basic Four”, which called for moderation of "fats, sweets, and alcoholic beverages."

Creator

United States Department of Agriculture

Date

1979-1984

Source

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Relation

For Further Exploration Please Visit http://1.usa.gov/SuSSdQ

Link: National Agricultural Library http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/history/has.htm

Rights

UNC Health Services Library

Source: Frazao, E. (n.d.). America's Eating Habits: Changes and Consequences. USDA ERS . Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://1.usa.gov/SuSSdQ

Publisher

National Agricultural Library

Contributor

United States Department of Agriculture

Format

Medium: Poster.

Language

English

Type

Guide

Identifier

Basic Four, Dietary Guide, Hassle-Free Food Guide, USDA

Coverage

United States

Files

hasslefoodguide.png

Reference

United States Department of Agriculture, Hassle-Free Food Guide - U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library, 1979-1984

Cite As

United States Department of Agriculture, “Hassle-Free Food Guide - U.S. Department of Agriculture,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/169.