[Federal Register: January 25, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 15)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary

 
Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCIES: U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health 
and Human Services.

ACTION: Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Notice of the second 
meeting; Opportunity for oral testimony at the meeting; and Opportunity 
to provide written comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) (a) provide notice of the second 
meeting of the Committee (b) solicit application for oral testimony, 
and (c) solicit written comments.

DATES: (1) The Committee will meet on March 8 to 10, 1999, from 9:00 
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the first day, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the 
second day, and from 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. on the third day. (2) 
Applications for oral testimony, to be presented on the morning of the 
first day, may be submitted by 5 p.m. e.s.t. February 24, 1999. (3) 
Written comments on the guidelines may be submitted by 5 p.m. e.s.t. on 
February 24, 1999, to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to 
this meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanthy Bowman, Ph.D., USDA, 
Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory, 4700 River 
Road, Unit 89, Riverdale, MD 20737, (301) 734-5640; Carole Davis, M.S., 
R.D., USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, 1120 20th St., 
NW, Suite 200 North Lobby, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 418-2312; or 
Kathryn McMurry, M.S. or Linda Meyers, Ph.D., HHS Office of Disease 
Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Public Health and Science, 
Room 738-G, 200 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20201, (202) 205-
4872.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

    The eleven-member Committee appointed by the Secretaries of the two 
Departments is chaired by Cutberto Garza, M.D., Ph.D., Cornell 
University, Ithaca, New York. Other members are Richard J. Deckelbaum, 
M.D., Columbia University, New York, New York; Johanna T. Dwyer, D.Sc., 
R.D., Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts; Scott M. Grundy, M.D., 
Ph.D., University of Texas, Dallas, Texas; Rachel K. Johnson, Ph.D., 
R.D., University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; Shiriki K. Kumanyika, 
Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, 
Illinois; Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc., Tufts University Center for 
Aging, Boston, Massachusetts; Suzanne P. Murphy, Ph.D., R.D., 
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii; Meir J. Stampfer, M.D., 
Dr.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; Lesley 
Fels Tinker, Ph.D., R.D., University of Washington, Seattle, 
Washington; Roland L. Weinsier, M.D., Dr.P.H., University of Alabama at 
Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.

Committee's Task

    The appointment of the Committee reflects the commitment by the 
Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to provide 
sound and current dietary guidance to consumers. The National Nutrition 
Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990 (Pub. L. No. 101-445) 
requires the Secretaries of USDA and HHS to publish the Dietary 
Guidelines for Americans at least every five years. The Dietary 
Guidelines Advisory Committee has decided a revision of the 1995 
edition of Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 
is warranted, and will recommend revisions to the Secretaries for the 
year 2000 edition.

Announcement of Meeting

    The Committee's second meeting will be March 8-10, 1999 from 9:00 
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the first day, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the 
second day, and from 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. on the third day. The 
meeting is open to the public. However, space is limited for all 
sessions. The agenda will include (a) presentations from invited 
experts, (b) oral testimony from preregistered people or groups, (c) 
discussion of drafts prepared by members, and (d) formulation of plans 
for future work of the Committee. Opportunity for oral public testimony 
will be provided on the morning of the first day. Please call Shanthy 
Bowman at (301) 734-5640 by 5:00 p.m. e.s.t. February 24, 1999, should 
you require a sign language interpreter.

Location of Meeting

    The meeting will be held at the Waugh Auditorium located on the 
third floor of USDA's Economic Research Service, 1800 M Street NW, 
Washington DC, one block from Farragut North metro station and three 
blocks from the Farragut West metro station. Parking is available at 
local garages. Entry to the building is through the South Lobby Tower.

Oral Testimony

    By this notice, the Committee is soliciting submission of 
applications for oral testimony from the public. Requests to testify, 
along with a written outline of the intended testimony not exceeding 
one page in length, should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. e.s.t. February 
24, 1999 to Shanthy Bowman, Ph.D., at Department of Agriculture, 
Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory, 4700 River 
Road, Unit 89, Riverdale, MD 20737. Presenters are required to disclose 
their affiliation and their source of funding to give oral testimony at 
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meeting and limit their comments to three minutes.

Written Comment

    By this notice, the Committee is soliciting submission of written 
comments, views, information and data pertinent to review of the 
Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Written comments will be accepted 
throughout the process. To be considered for the second meeting, 
comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. e.s.t. February 24, 1999. 
Comments should be sent to Shanthy Bowman, at Department of 
Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory, 
4700 River Road, Unit 89, Riverdale, MD 20737.

    Dated: January 12, 1999.
Edward B. Knipling,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Research Service, Department of 
Agriculture.

    Dated: January 19, 1999.
Rajen Anand,
Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, 
Department of Agriculture.

    Dated: January 15, 1999.
Linda Meyers,
Acting Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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