2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Academy's process for providing input to help guide the development of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has resulted in significant successes and provided valuable input on questions of scientific process, applicability of the guidelines to the general public and ways to facilitate implementation of the dietary recommendations issued every five years by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. The Academy's comments related to the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines process are below.

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which includes ten members of the Academy, has held six public meetings to "examine the science related to the topics and questions on nutrition and health identified by" USDA and HHS, which will take the Scientific Report from the committee to inform the final guidelines expected to be issued late in 2020. The Academy will be submitting public comments to the Scientific Report when issued and will be providing oral comments at the final public meeting on August 11, 2020.