The USDA is addressing the American health epidemic: "For the first time ever, our official dietary guidelines might address access to healthy food for poor people," says Salon. While individual consumers may not pay much attention to government food guidelines, government funded institutions, like schools, must follow them. In the government's new approach, "The restaurant and food industries are encouraged to offer foods in appropriate portion sizes that are low in calories, added sugars, and solid fat. Local zoning policies should be considered to reduce fast food restaurant placement near schools."