Food and Nutrition

Let’s Start the New Year by Making Every Bite Count!

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By: RADM Paul Reed, MD, ODPHP Director/Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health As we celebrate the beginning of this New Year, it has never been more evident that we should all strive to make changes that support a healthy way of life. As health professionals, one important change we can encourage of our patients is to consider the health implications of what we eat and drink...

USDA and HHS Just Released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025

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Today, USDA and HHS released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. Updated jointly by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) every five years, the Dietary Guidelines provides science-based advice on what to eat and drink to promote health, help reduce risk of chronic disease, and meet nutrient needs.

Public Comment Period to HHS-USDA on the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Closes Today

Submit public comments to USDA and HHS on the Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report before today, August 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time. HHS and USDA 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...