WOODBURY - The U.S. government's new dietary guidelines were released Thursday, encouraging more veggies and less sugar.
This year, the recommendation is to have less than 10 percent of calories per day from added sugars. That amounts to the equivalent of a can of soda.
The guidelines also say that less than 10 percent of calories per day should come from saturated fats, and to consume less than 2,300 milligrams per day of sodium.
Recently, an advisory panel advised the Obama administration to tell Americans to cut back on red and processed meat. An intense backlash from the meat industry followed, and the final guidelines don't include any advice to cut back on those proteins.
The guidelines are updated every five years.