The Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture are pleased to announce their intent to establish the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). The charter [PDF - 32 KB] filed with Congress on February 19, 2013, provides the authority to establish the Committee and initiates the 2-year charter period for the future Committee to complete their work.
Check back here. We plan to post a joint agency (HHS - USDA) Press Release announcing the members of the Committee and the Federal Register notice announcing the date of the first meeting.
The DGAC is expected to convene five meetings, with the intent of the first in Spring/Summer 2013. The Committee’s recommendations and rationale will serve as a basis for the eighth edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. To learn more, see:
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The February 5, 2013 HHS Federal Register Notice: Authority to Establish the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee:
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. The next edition of guidelines will be distributed in 2015.
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 provides evidence-based nutrition information and advice for people age 2 and older. They serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.
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.
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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.