Vilsack: Guidelines committee members are like 3-year-olds
Yesterday’s Hagstrom Report quotes USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s comments to the Commodity Classic on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee:
The “folks who put those reports together … have freedom. They are like my 3-year-old granddaughter. She does not have to color inside the lines.”
His 5-year-old grandson, he said, “is learning about coloring within the lines.”
“I am going to color inside the lines,” Vilsack said.
Sounds like the USDA has no intention of doing what the DGAC recommends.
This is why it’s so important to file comments @ www.DietaryGuidelines.gov by April 8. You can also register there for the public meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 24.
Addition, March 10: Secretary Vilsack’s speech and press conference remarks are here.