Physician's guide to the new 2005 dietary guidelines: How best to counsel patients
George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD
S. Daniel Abraham Chair in Nutrition, Associate Director of Nutrition, Division of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Belinda A. Waltman
Research Associate, Harvard Center for Healthy Living, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Address: George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD, Center for Healthy Living, Harvard Medical School, Feldberg 880, East Campus, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215; email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 encourage most Americans to eat fewer calories, be more active, and make wiser food choices. Health care providers can influence patients' food and activity choices by providing specific counseling and presenting straightforward information.