Consensus Study Report: Redesigning the Process for Establishing Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Published Date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Issue: 
No.198
Category: 
Resources, Reports, Research

Last week, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a new book, Redesigning the Process for Establishing Dietary Guidelines for Americans. As dietary intake has been recognized as an important role as a determinant of health, the report describes how although, the process of evaluating scientific evidence could be strengthened, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are based on solid scientific methods. It also highlights how improvements to make the process more transparent will not only empower Americans to make informed decisions about what food and in what quantity they eat, but it will also bolster trust in the government's advice to consumers. The report recommends changes to the DGA process for reducing and managing sources of bias and conflicts of interest, to enhance transparency, to improve timely opportunities for engagement by all parties, and ultimately, to strengthen the science base of the process.

News Source/Citation: 

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24883/redesigning-the-process-for-establishi...

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