by Marion Nestle
Jan 27 2011

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines, coming Jan 31

Here’s what I’m going to be doing on Monday morning:


The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services Will Release the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans at a Joint Press Conference Monday, January 31, 2011

On Monday, January 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a joint press a conference at The George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium to release the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will discuss the Guidelines and provide key insights into the new recommendations. Joining the Secretaries will be Dr. Robert Post, Deputy Director of USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and Rear Admiral Penelope Slade-Sawyer, HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Immediately following the presentations, the speakers will entertain questions from the press, stakeholders, students and others in attendance.

 Monday, January 31, 2011, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. EST

The George Washington University

Jack Morton Auditorium

Media and Public Affairs Building

805 21st Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052

Stakeholders are invited to attend this event in person. Seating is limited and RSVP is required by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, by registering here.

Stakeholders may also view the event via webcast at

Copies of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will be available at immediately following the press conference.

Can’t wait!

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  • So grateful you’ll be there!! Thank you for all your continued advocacy.

  • Better leave today to fight your way through the snow.

    The wording of the final 2011 guidance seems less direct in some areas than the draft wording issued in June 2010.

  • Pete

    Aren’t we all “stakeholders”?

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  • Anthro

    We can only hope that they will reflect more science than politics, but I will not hold my breath.

    Whatever they say, there will be a noisy group ready to condemn them, not because they aren’t reasonable, but because they differ from their latest fad diet.

    Sensible eaters (consumers?), prepare your weapons!

  • Maggie Kathwaroon

    Give ’em…broccoli!

  • Thank you spreading the news. Glad you’ll be there.

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  • Finally! Will follow the whole thing closely from Sweden, with my fellow Swedish RD’s. Norwegian rekommendations are coming tomorrow as well, will be interesting to see how they differ,- I will update you 🙂 Thank you for being there Marion N.!
    best wishes from Iris