Now Available: 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report, USDA and HHS Now Accepting Comments

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has completed their review of the evidence on nutrition and health, and their Scientific Report is now available online. The final report reflects the Advisory Committee’s full examination of the evidence using three rigorous approaches: data analysis, systematic reviews, and food pattern modeling.

Submit public comments now! The period to submit comments to the report will last 30 days, opening today, July 15, 2020 and will close on August 13, 2020, 11:59pm EST.

The Scientific Report also includes advice to the United States Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to consider in the development of the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Note: The Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report is not a “draft” of the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

As part of this new public comment period, USDA and HHS will also hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, to hear comments on the Scientific Report. Registration to present oral comments will be available on at least two weeks prior to the meeting.

USDA and HHS will consider the Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report, along with public and agency comments, as the Departments develop the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  

Have general questions about the Committee’s work or the Dietary Guidelines process? Check out the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee page.

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