Be careful about what children drink. Encourage children to drink lowfat white milk, or plain or sugar-free flavored water. A 2010 update of what used to be known as a food pyramid recommended that Americans eat more foods containing potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium. Lead researcher Pablo Monsivais called on the government to make healthy eating easier for people struggling with weekly grocery bills.
The surveys asked what foods people ate, and then analyzed the responses for nutritional content and cost. New federal dietary guidelines for Americans stress the need for Americans to consume more potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium and get fewer calories from saturated fat and added sugar, researchers say.