The Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced the appointment of 20 nationally recognized health and nutrition experts to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The independent Advisory Committee will review the scientific evidence on topics and questions identified by USDA and HHS and will provide a report to the Secretaries. Their review, along with public and agency comments, will help inform the Departments in the development the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service website lists the expert Committee members.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is updated every five years and serves as the cornerstone of federal nutrition programs and policies, providing food-based recommendations to help prevent diet-related chronic diseases and promote overall health. The Committee’s work will kick off at a public meeting to be announced in the coming weeks. Throughout its deliberations, the public and other stakeholders will be encouraged to provide comments.