Academy Provides Comments at DGAC's Second In-person Meeting

07/15/2019 - During the second public meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on July 10 and 11, 2019, the Academy presented oral comments, stressing the importance of evidence-based guidelines that evolve with the best science available.

Support for dietary patterns over individual nutrients was underscored, as well as the need for transparency and due diligence in researching and establishing the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to ensure that science prevails over politics.

With 10 Academy members currently serving on the committee, the Academy is confident that the DGAC has the knowledge, skills and expertise to thoroughly answer the scientific questions posed.

As a follow-up to this meeting, the Academy will also be submitting a set of written comments on July 24 regarding the research protocols and other process issues raised.