Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Issues Final Report
Every five years, the government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans are updated to reflect the latest scientific findings in the field of nutrition. To review this data, a committee of leading experts in fields such as nutrition, medicine, public health, and food science is assembled. This committee, known as the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, reviews and discusses the bodies of evidence linking foods to health outcomes and then issues its final recommendations on what makes a healthy diet.
The committee’s report has far-reaching impacts. The USDA and HHS use the recommendations in the report, along with input from the public and other federal agencies, to develop the next Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Guidelines, in turn, inform a wide range of federal food and nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program and WIC, along with government nutrition programs for seniors and veterans.
Dairy Recommendations for 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines
In July 2020, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee issued its final scientific report which will serve as the basis for the upcoming Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025. The report confirms that dairy products are an important part of a healthy diet and will continue to play a key role in federal nutrition programs.