U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nutrition and Your Health:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

U.S. Department of Agriculture
[Federal Register: March 10, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 47)]
[Page 11364-11365]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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

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

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (a) provide notice of the third meeting of 
the Committee and (b) solicit written comments.

DATES: (1) The Committee will meet on March 30 and 31, 2004, 8:30 a.m. 
to 5:30 p.m. on both days. (2) Written comments on the Dietary 
Guidelines must be received by 5 p.m. e.s.t. on March 19, 2004, to 
ensure transmittal to the Committee prior to this meeting.

ADDRESS: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Georgetown, 
located at 2101 Wisconsin Ave., NW., Washington, DC, in the Mirage 
Ballroom. The closest metro station to the meeting location is the 
Foggy Bottom station. Holiday Inn Georgetown shuttle service will be 
provided between the Foggy Bottom metro station and the hotel. Limited 
parking is available at the hotel.

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, Office of Public Health and 
Science, Room 738-G, 200 Independence Ave., 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 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: The 
thirteen-member Committee appointed by the two Departments is chaired 
by Janet King, Ph.D., R.D., Children's Hospital Oakland Research 
Institute, Oakland, California. Other members are Lawrence J. Appel, 
M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland; 
Yvonne L. Bronner, Sc.D., R.D., L.D., Morgan State University, 
Baltimore, Maryland; Benjamin Caballero, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins 
University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; 
Carlos A. Camargo, M.D., Dr.P.H., Harvard University, Boston, 
Massachusetts; Fergus M. Clydesdale, Ph.D., University of 
Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts; Vay Liang W. Go, M.D., 
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Penny 
M. Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D., Pennsylvania State University, 
University Park, Pennsylvania; Joanne R. Lupton, Ph.D., Texas A&M 
University, College Station, Texas; Theresa A. Nicklas, Dr.P.H., 
M.P.H., L.N., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Russell R. 
Pate, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; F. 
Xavier Pi-Sunyer, M.D., M.P.H., Columbia University College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York; and Connie M. Weaver, 
Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Purpose of Meeting: The appointment of the Committee reflects the 
commitment by the HHS and USDA to provide sound and current dietary 
guidance to consumers. The National Nutrition Monitoring and Related 
Research Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-445, Title III) requires the 
Secretaries of HHS and USDA to publish the Dietary Guidelines for 
Americans at least every five years. During its first meeting, the 
Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee decided that the science has 
changed since the 2000 edition of Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary 
Guidelines for Americans and further evaluation of the science is 
necessary. Therefore, it is conducting a review of current scientific 
and medical knowledge and will provide a technical report of any 
recommendations to the Secretaries for the year 2005 edition. The 
agenda will include (a) presentations from invited experts, (b) 
discussion of scientific reviews and related issues, and (c) 
formulation of plans for future work of the Committee.
Public Participation at Meeting: The meeting is open to the public. 
Because space is limited, pre-registration is requested. To pre-
register, please e-mail dietaryguidelines@osophs.dhhs.gov, with 
``Meeting Registration'' in the subject line or call Marianne Augustine 
at (202) 260-2322 by 5 p.m. e.s.t., March 19, 2004. Registration must 
include your name, affiliation, phone number, and days attending. 
Visitors must bring proper identification to attend the meeting. If you 
require a sign language interpreter, please call Marianne Augustine at 
(202) 260-2322 by March 12, 2004. Documents pertaining to Committee 
deliberations for the third meeting will be available for public 
inspection and copying in Room 738-G, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC, beginning the day before the meeting. All official 
documents are available for viewing by appointment for the duration of 
the Committee's term. Please call (202) 690-7102 to schedule an 
appointment to view the documents.
Written Comments: By this notice, the Committee is soliciting 
submission of written comments, views, information and data pertinent 
to review of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For those submitting 
comments more than 5 pages in length, please provide a 1-page summary 
of key points related to the comments submitted for the Dietary 
Guidelines Advisory Committee. To ensure transmittal to the Committee 
prior to the third meeting, comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. 
e.s.t., March 19, 2004. Comments are welcome throughout the Committee's 
deliberations and will be forwarded to the Committee as they are 
received. Comments should be sent to dietaryguidelines@osophs.dhhs.gov 
or to Kathryn McMurry, HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health 
Promotion, Office of Public Health and

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Science, Room 738-G, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 

Dated: March 2, 2004.
Carter Blakey,
Acting Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dated: March 3, 2004.
Eric J. Hentges,
Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture.
Dated: March 3, 2004.
Caird E. Rexroad Jr.,
Acting Associate Administrator, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 04-5343 Filed 3-9-04; 8:45 am]


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