At Danone North America, we are committed to bringing health through food to as many people as possible. We believe following a healthy eating pattern—that includes a variety of both plant and animal nutrient dense foods—is an important first step toward achieving a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
The average American diet is more unbalanced than ever, the result of an eating pattern that is low in vegetables, fruits, and dairy and high in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.1,2 The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommend consuming a healthy eating pattern that includes vegetables and fruits, whole grains, nonfat or low fat dairy, seafood, lean meats, poultry, eggs, beans and peas, nuts and seeds, soy products, and oils. The DGA also recommend limiting saturated fats and trans fats, added sugars, and sodium.2,3
Incorporating a combination of nonfat or low fat dairy and plant-based foods into a healthy dietary pattern—for example, in a flexitarian diet approach that includes a variety of nutrient dense foods—can help encourage a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.