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US Government Panel Says Consider Environment in Diet

An advisory panel to the United States Department of Agriculture is recommending for the first time that Americans consider the environment when making healthy food choices.   Every five years, USDA issues Dietary Guidelines for Americans, based on updated nutritional science. The aim is to curb obesity and chronic disease with a diet higher in fruits and vegetables and lower in animal-based foods.   The recommendations affect school lunches and federal programs for the...

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