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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

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Membership

 

Chair

Janet King, Ph.D., R.D.
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute and
University of California David and Berkeley
Oakland, California

Members
 

 
Lawrence Appel, M.D., M.P.H.
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
 
Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D.
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
 
Yvonne Bronner, Sc.D., R.D., L.D.
Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland
 
Joanne Lupton, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
 
Benjamin Caballero, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
and School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
 
Theresa Nicklas, Dr. P.H., M.P.H., L.D.N.
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
 
Carlos Camargo, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts
 
Russell Pate, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
 
Fergus Clydesdale, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts
 
F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, M.D., M.P.H.
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Columbia University
New York, New York
 
Vay Liang W. Go, M.D.
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
 
Connie Weaver, Ph.D.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
 

Executive Secretaries
 

 
Kathryn McMurry, M.S.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.
 
Carole Davis, M.S., R.D.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.
Karyl Thomas Rattay, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.P.M.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.
 
Pamela Pehrsson, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.
 

Dietary Guidelines Management
Team Staff
 

 
Lesa Amy, M.S., R.D.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.
 
Sandra Saunders
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.
 
Marianne Augustine, B.S.
(until May 2004)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.
 
Kimberly Stitzel, M.S., R.D.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.
Patricia Britten, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.
Colette Thibault, M.S., R.D., L.D.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.
 
Donna Robie Howard, Ph.D.
(beginning May 2004)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.
 
Dorothea Vafiadis, M.S.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.
Joan Lyon, M.S., R.D., L.D.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Weber, R.D., M.P.H.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.
 
 

Technical Writer/Editor

Carol Suitor, Sc.D., R.D.
Northfield, Vermont
 

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Table of Contents

A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction

C. Methodology

D. Science Base
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  • Section 1. Aiming to Meet Nutrient Intake Recommendations
     
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  • Text
     
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  • Tables
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  • Section 2. Energy
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  • Section 3. Discretionary Calories
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  • Section 4. Fats
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  • Section 5. Carbohydrates
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  • Section 6. Selected Food Groups
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  • Section 7. Fluid and Electrolytes
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  • Section 8. Ethanol
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  • Section 9. Food Safety
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  • Section 10. Major Conclusions

    E.  Translating the Science into Dietary Guidance
        
  • Text
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  • Tables and Figures
  • F.  Research Recommendations

    G. Appendices
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  • Glossary
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  • Description of USDA Analyses
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  • Summary Tables from Systematic Review
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  • IOM Tables
    (Institutes of Medicine tables referenced in the 2005 Guidelines Advisory Committee Report are available at http://www.nap.edu)
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  • Brief History of Dietary Guidelines
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  • Summary of Public Comments
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  • Biographical Sketches of DGAC Members
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  • Acknowledgements

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