Advisory committee begins 2020-2025 Dietary Guideline process

A team of experts that will develop the 2020 Dietary Guidelines is meeting this week in D.C.  

Acting USDA Deputy Undersecretary Brandon Lipps says the 20-person advisory committee will develop a report based on scientific evidence.

“We must ensure that what we put into the guidelines is grounded in the latest science, not the latest study to hit the headlines,” he says.

This is a process that happens every five years to ensure that the guidelines are up to date.  

Lipps says public comment will be encouraged throughout the process.

“We have made sure that the public will have had about two years to participate in this process,” he says. “Transparent, inclusive, and science-driven- that’s our commitment both to you the committee and to the public as this process moves forward.”

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines will focus on what Americans eat and drink to help prevent disease and improve health. The committee will also likely discuss plant-based and low-carb diets during the process.

The final report is expected in May 2020.

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