New US dietary guidelines include recs for babies and toddlers for first time

(CNN)The United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services issued new dietary guidelines, which include recommendations for babies and toddlers for the first time.

Used by health care professionals and policy makers, the guidelines dictate much of what Americans of all ages will eat over the next five years and provide a foundation for federal nutrition programs.
The guidelines, which were issued Tuesday, focus on "customizing and enjoy nutrient-dense food and beverage choices to reflect personal preferences, cultural traditions, and budgetary considerations" and "meeting food group needs with nutrient-dense foods and beverages, and stay within calorie limits," according to the dietary guidelines website.
    "The science tells us that good nutrition leads to better health outcomes, and the new dietary guidelines use the best available evidence to give Americans the information they need to make healthy deci