The essence of nutrition guidance is to provide thepublic with the best information available to assistthem in making wise and nutritious food choices tosustain life and good health. As public officials in theU.S. Department of Agriculture, we are deeplyconcerned that Americans not only have enough foodbut also that the public has enough information toknow what food to purchase and how to prepare it.While a healthy diet is the cornerstone to goodhealth, meeting that goal can be a challenge. That iswhy we are delighted to offer this publication to thepublic.
Recipes and Tips for Healthy, Thrifty Meals
ismore than a cookbook. The book provides basiccooking and food safety guidance. The menuspresented here conform to the recommendationscontained in the Dietary Guidelines for Americansand the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. The 40 recipesare quick, easy, tasty and economical.We hope that you will find the recipes and otherinformation provided in this book useful. At the backof the book is information on how to get morenutrition information. If you have comments orsuggestions, let us hear from you.
Shirley R. WatkinsRajen S. Anand, Ph.D.Under SecretaryExecutive DirectorFood, Nutrition and Center for NutritionConsumer ServicesPolicy and Promotion