Meetings of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

The Nutrition Coalition is the only source of independent, professional transcripts for these meetings.

The Nutrition Coalition also offers independent analysis of these meetings. We are the only group world-wide, without any industry support, that focuses solely on improving the Dietary Guidelines, so that they are rigorous and evidence-biased.

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Meeting #1 of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee March 28-29, 2019
USDA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

March 28
Video:

Morning session, Afternoon session

March 29
Video:

Morning session, Afternoon session

Blog Post on March 28-29 Meeting:
Dietary Guidelines Are Only for Healthy Americans…A Surprise from the 2020 Guidelines’ Kick-off Meeting

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The advisory committee appointed to oversee the science for the next set of Dietary Guidelines, in 2020, held its inaugural meeting last month—with some startling surprises. Most extraordinary was the government’s assertion that at a time when 60% of the population is afflicted with some kind of nutrition-related disease, the Guidelines will continue to be a policy for healthy Americans only.

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Meeting #2 of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee July 10-11, 2019
USDA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. 

This meeting allowed for oral comments by the public.

July 11
Video: Morning session

Blog Post on July 10-11 Meeting: USDA Gets a Failing “GRADE” on Science

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In oral testimony recently to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) in Washington, D.C., Nina Teicholz, Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition, emphasized that the Guidelines have historically excluded or ignored the vast majority of clinical-trial research on nutrition and also—citing expert opinion—that the scientific methodology of the Guidelines fails to meet basic scientific standards.[1]


Blog Post on July 11 oral comments: Industry, Plant-Based Advocates Dominate Comments at Guidelines’ Meeting

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More than 70 commenters delivered altogether about four hours of public comments to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) meeting last month. 

Representatives from industry, non-profit groups, supporters of plant-based foods, low carbohydrate diet advocates, and private citizens all took their turns at the microphone to express what they most wanted to see in the next Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).

The July 10-11 meeting of the DGAC was the second of five meetings held as part of the process to review the science for the next set of guidelines, due out in 2020. 


References:

  1. 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Second Meeting. Nina Teicholz Commenter 28. http://bit.ly/DGA2ndMtgTeicholz [1:25:21 to 1:28:28]. Accessed July 15, 2019. 
 

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