This Zoom session is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: Combining Scholarship and Activism: An Intergenerational Exchange. Information about the session and registration is HERE. Bob Gottlieb and I will address how to combine food policy scholarship and activism in discussion with two much younger colleagues, Ivonne Quiroz and Lo Anderson.
The 2020 Dietary Guidelines released today
So much for my plan to take the week off.
The new 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines came out today. See them at DietaryGuidelines.gov. The new guidelines are much the same as the ones in 2015.
The big news: They paid no attention to the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (I covered this in a previous post).
USDA and HHS overrode the scientific decisions of the DGAC. So much for “science-based” dietary guidelines.
I would love to know what the members of the DGAC think of this.
More later. These come from the USDA’s press release.
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 along with companion pieces:
- Executive Summary of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025
- The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the Dietary Guidelines
- Make Every Bite Count with the Dietary Guidelines video
- The Dietary Guidelines Consumer Brochure: Small Changes Matter. Start Simple with MyPlate Today
- Dietary Guidelines infographic series on topics like:
- Making Every Bite Count with the Dietary Guidelines
- The Dietary Guidelines Can Help You Eat Healthy to Be Healthy
- Public Engagement Strengthens the Process
- USDA-HHS Process to Develop the Dietary Guidelines
- What’s the Difference between the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report & the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Video of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 virtual event
- Press release announcing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025
And here’s the USDA’s explanation, such as it is, of why it overrode the decisions of the DGAC on sugar and alcohol