Food and health: the scientific evidence informing the dietary guidelines for the Brazilian population
Palavras-chave:Feeding, Health, Guidelines, Recommended Dietary Allowances, Population (Brazil)
The Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population is an official document from the Ministry of Health of Brazil that addresses the principles and recommendations of an adequate and healthy diet for the Brazilian population, and is a tool to guide food and nutritional education actions and health programs and policies in the Unified Health System (SUS) and in other sectors. In seeking to make content accessible to the entire population, the Guideline did not, however, set out to provide an exhaustive description of the evidence used in its making, nor to present a long list of references at the end of the document. The purpose of this book is to present the scientific evidence that supported the development of the 2014 Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population.