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Government may consider sustainability in new dietary guidelines

This year’s dietary guidelines issued by the government may also consider what is healthy for the environment. Archive photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The government issues dietary guidelines every five years to encourage Americans to eat healthier. This year’s version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too. A new focus on the environment would mean asking people to choose more fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and other plant-based foods — possibly at the expense of meat.
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