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New U.S. dietary guidelines focus on healthy eating patterns and exercise. The latest five-year update of the U.S. dietary guidelines instructs consumers to get less than 10% of their daily calories from added sugars and less than 10% from saturated fats and to consume less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day. The updated guidelines also recommend a shift in eating habits that focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products (milk, yogurt, and cheese), lean meats, seafood, eggs, and soy products. Recommended oils are canola, corn, and olive oil, as well as nut oils; daily alcohol intake should be limited. The update also emphasizes meeting physical activity guidelines. Full guidelines are available at http://1.usa.gov/1QGGQMF.