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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nutrition and Your Health:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

U.S. Department of Agriculture
[Federal Register: September 4, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 171)]
[Notices]
[Page 52588-52589]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Announcement of Meeting of 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory
Committee and Solicitation of Written Comments

AGENCIES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of
Public Health and Science; and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food,
Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNCS) and Research, Education and
Economics (REE).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the
Department of Agriculture (USDA) (a) provide notice of the first
meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and (b) solicit
written comments pertinent to review of the Dietary Guidelines for
Americans.

DATES: (1) The Committee will meet on September 23 and 24, 2003, from 9
a.m.-5 p.m. (2) Written comments on the guidelines received by 5 p.m.
E.D.T. on September 16, 2003 will be ensured transmission to the
Committee prior to this meeting. Written comments will be accepted
throughout the Committee's deliberations.

ADDRESSES: The first meeting will take place at the Hubert Humphrey
Building, Room 800, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC.
Written comments can be sent to dietaryguidelines@osophs.dhhs.gov or
mailed to Kathryn McMurry, HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health
Promotion, Room 738-G, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC
20201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HHS Co-Executive Secretaries: Kathryn
McMurry or Karyl Thomas Rattay (phone 202-690-7102), HHS Office of
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Room 738-G, 200 Independence
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. USDA Co-Executive Secretaries:
Carole Davis (phone 703-305-7600), USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and
Promotion, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1034, Alexandria, Virginia
22302, or Pamela Pehrsson (phone (301) 504-0716), USDA, Agricultural
Research Service, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center-West,
Building 005, Room 309A, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. Additional
information is available on the Internet at
http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Purpose of Meeting: The National Nutrition Monitoring and Related
Research Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-445, Title III) requires the
Secretaries of USDA and HHS to publish the Dietary Guidelines for
Americans at least every five years. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory
Committee will review the 2000 edition of Nutrition and Your Health:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans and advise the Secretaries as to
whether, based on current scientific and medical knowledge, revision is
warranted. If the Committee decides revision is necessary, it will
prepare a report to recommend revisions to the Secretaries for the year
2005 edition.
    Announcement of Meeting: The Committee's first meeting will be
September 23 and 24, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The meeting will be held in
Room 800, at the Hubert Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue,
SW., Washington, DC. The building is located 2 blocks from the Federal
Center, SW stop on the blue and orange metro lines. Parking is limited,
but is available at the corner of 6th and C St. The agenda will include
(a) orientation, (b) brief scientific review and discussion related to
the guidelines, and (c) formulation of plans for future work of the
Committee.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Due to the
need for security screening, pre-registration is required and all
visitors must bring a photo I.D. To pre-register, please call

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Marianne Augustine at (202) 690-7102 by 5 p.m. E.D.T., September 19,
2003. Space is limited for all sessions. Written comments from the
public will be accepted; opportunities to present oral comments may be
provided at future meetings. Please call Marianne Augustine by 5 p.m.
E.D.T., September 12, 2003, should you require a sign language
interpreter. Documents pertaining to Committee deliberations will be
available for public inspection and copying in Room 738-G, 200
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201 on the day before the
meeting and following the meeting. Please call (202) 690-7102 to
schedule an appointment to view the documents.
    Written Comment: By this notice, the Committee is soliciting
written comments, views, information and data pertinent to review of
the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Written comments are welcome
throughout the Committee's deliberations. To be considered for the
first meeting, they must be received by 5 p.m. E.D.T. on September 16,
2003. Comments should be sent to dietaryguidelines@osophs.dhhs.gov or
to Kathryn McMurry, HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health
Promotion, Room 738-G, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC
20201.

    Dated: August 26, 2003.
Carter Blakey,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services.
    Dated: August 27, 2003.
Eric J. Hentges,
Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
    Dated: August 28, 2003.
Edward Knipling,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of
Agriculture.
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