USDA and HHS Announce First 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting

March 28 and 29, 2019 | Register

Registration is now open for the first public meeting of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to be held on March 28 and 29, 2019. Participation is available in person or via webinar, the public can register at through March 26, 2019 at 5:00pm EDT.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) look forward to public participation in the process. A public comment period opened on March 12 and will remain open throughout the Committee’s deliberations, ensuring the public can provide comments to the Committee.

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will be chaired by Barbara Schneeman, Ph.D., and Ron Kleinman, M.D. will serve as vice chair. The Advisory Committee will review the scientific evidence on topics and questions from the Departments and provide a report to the Secretaries that, along with public and agency comments, will help inform USDA and HHS’s development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Details on the systematic reviews being conducted by the Committee that evaluate scientific evidence can be found at The Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review (NESR) was formerly known as USDA’s Nutrition Evidence Library.

The overall process for the development of the Dietary Guidelines is available at