March 22, 2019

The process to develop the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) reflects changes intended to bring greater transparency and offer additional avenues for public input.

On March 28 and 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold the first of five 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee meetings that are open to the public. The meeting will feature deliberations by its 20 members, all experts in their fields. They will review scientific evidence on specific nutrition- and health-related topics and scientific questions that, for the first time, reflect both public comments and federal agency input.

Furthermore, an ongoing public comment period opened on March 12 and will remain open throughout the DGA development process. The public and all stakeholders are encouraged to provide comments to the Committee on topics and supporting questions that will yield new 2020 Guidelines.

In this round of DGA develo...

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