SNA President Addresses 2020 DGA Listening Session

2017-11-28

School Nutrition Association President Lynn Harvey, Ed.D., RDN, LDN, FAND, SNS, traveled to Washington, D.C., today to participate in USDA’s 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Listening Session. The event, held at USDA Headquarters, allowed SNA and other stakeholders to share insight on the Dietary Guideline’s implementation and impact prior to the launch of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) nomination process.

In her remarks, Dr. Harvey stressed the importance of permanently including a school nutrition professional on the DGAC.

“We work on the frontlines every day to transform the recommendations from the DGAs into meals students will eat and enjoy while simultaneously teaching them lifelong healthful eating habits that will positively impact their future dietary practices… Including a school nutrition professional on the DGAC could help ensure the guidelines are consistent with goal of planning meals that achieve high nutrition standards, while simultaneously promoting student acceptance and enjoyment of school meals.”

To read Dr. Harvey’s complete comments, click here.

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