06/10/2020 - The Academy recognizes the enormous task in developing the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the newly-required guidelines for Americans from birth to two-years-old. The Academy offers comments and recommendations related to the following issues:
- Newly issued Draft Conclusions and the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s process leading to them.
- The need for enhanced transparency throughout the DGA development process, including the need for transparency by the Departments after issuance of the Scientific Report as they draft the final guidelines.
- The need to ensure the DGAs are relevant to the majority of Americans, recognizing the prevalence and variety of overweight, obesity, and other nutrition-related chronic diseases among the general public for whom the guidelines are directed.