3.6 – Dietary Guidelines From Around the World

Food-based dietary guidelines (also known as dietary guidelines) are intended to establish a basis for public food and nutrition, health and agricultural policies and nutrition education programs to foster healthy eating habits and lifestyles. They provide advice on foods, food groups, and dietary patterns to provide the required nutrients to the general public to promote overall health and prevent chronic diseases.”1 Most nations have developed their own dietary guidelines that address the unique food preferences and needs of their populations. Click on the links below to learn more about this topic from around the world.


U.S.D.A Link to Different Dietary Guidelines Around the World:


F.A.O.(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Link:


Canadian Dietary Guidelines:


Chinese Dietary Guidelines:



1 http://www.fao.org/nutrition/education/food-dietary-guidelines/en/


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