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Updated: Jan 12, 2005

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The 2005 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans was released on January 12, 2005. Published jointly every 5 years by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture, the guidelines provide information and advice for choosing a nutritious diet. Most Americans are encouraged to eat fewer calories, be more active, and make wiser food choices. This document includes charts of food sources of selected nutrients and fiber; calorie requirements; calories/hour expended in common physical activities; and a BMI chart.

View a list of new cookbooks added to OWLSnet library collections over the last two months.

Happy New Year!

Enjoy some New Year's party recipes.

January is:

  • Fat Free Living Month
    Need to shed some of those extra pounds gained over the holidays? Try some of these sites with suggestions and recipes for reducing calories and fat in your diet:
    Weight Watchers
    Calorie Control Council
    Fatfree: The Low Fat Vegetarian Recipe Archive
    New Year's Diet Resolution Recipes

  • Bread Machine Baking Month
    The Recipe Link site offers a bread machine capacity chart as well as links to over 2,300 bread machine recipes.

  • National Hot Tea Month
    Explore the World of Tea and read about the history of tea. Try some new tea recipes.

  • Oatmeal Month
    Oatmeal is a low-fat, sodium-free whole grain that may provide heart health benefits. The Quaker Oats site has a section on how oats help remove cholesterol from your body, nutrition information, and recipes.

  • Coffee Gourmet International Month
    Try the Koffee Korner site for coffee information and interesting recipes.

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