The third meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is scheduled for March 14, 2014.
Meeting 3 (March 14, 2014)
Meeting materials, including a draft agenda, will be available soon and posted here.
The Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to focus on eating a healthful diet — one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent disease. A healthy diet can reduce the risk of major chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 are the current Federal policy. They provide evidence-based nutrition information and advice for people age 2 and older. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.
The next edition of guidelines will be distributed in 2015. Find out more about how the recommendations for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are being developed.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have jointly published the Dietary Guidelines every 5 years since 1980. HHS’s Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and Agricultural Research Service coordinate the development of the Dietary Guidelines.
Written public comments can be submitted and/or viewed on the Public Comments site.
The public may submit comments on any topic. However, the Committee would find comments in some areas particularly useful.
For information about DGAC meetings and useful resources related to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, check out:
Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops:
Make the Workshop Series a Hit in Your Community
Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov to help you follow the new Dietary Guidelines.
This site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.