Academy Proposes New Topics, Scientific Questions for 2020 Dietary Guidelines

04/05/2018 - The Academy has submitted recommendations for expanding and enhancing topics and scientific questions proposed by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture to be examined in the review of scientific evidence supporting the development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Members and dietetic practice groups have offered additional scientific questions and refinement of existing questions for consideration.

The Academy recommended adding four new topics to the agencies' list of proposals: sodium, effective implementation of the Dietary Guidelines, oral health and sustainability. Final topics and scientific questions will be examined by an external advisory committee once the committee is appointed.