Traditional diets are patterns of nutrition and eating inspired by the rich culture and culinary histories of cuisines from around the globe. Emerging research aﬃrms that many of the most well-cherished traditional diets have something to teach us about health and nutrition. While research still debates the evidence of one eating pattern versus another, recommendations are moving towards a whole food-based approach to healthy eating, and one that takes into consideration traditional diets.
The DGA recommended patterns of nutrition and eating continues to reflect white, middle-class Americans and is one more way of saying “we don’t see you” to people of color.
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