Advisory Committee Publishes Dietary Guidelines Recommendations

The U.S Department of Agriculture posted the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s final scientific report, an objective review of the latest available science on specific nutrition topics. The report’s evidence-based findings will inform USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as they co-develop the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which will provide recommendations on what to eat and drink to promote health and prevent chronic disease.

The Advisory Committee received more than 62,000 public comments over its 18-month review. In its final report, the Committee recommended Americans reduce intake of added sugars. The Committee did not recommend changes to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines recommendations on intake of enriched and whole grains.

USDA and HHS are accepting written public comments on the committee’s final report through August 13, 2020. The public will also have an opportunity to provide oral comments on the scientific report to the departments at a public meeting on August 11, 2020. IBA and the Grain Chain coalition will submit collective comments on the advisory report.

USDA and HHS intend to publish the final Dietary Guidelines by the end of the year.