SNA Wants Your Input on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee


The “Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee” (Advisory Report) is now open for public review and comment. You can review the full report and submit feedback on the report before the closing date for submission of comments on April 8th. SNA is reviewing the report and comments will be reviewed by SNA’s Nutrition Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

The Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee describes findings from the Committee’s review of the scientific evidence on diet, nutrition, and health. It serves to inform the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, slated to be released before the end of the year.

Some key points to mention: 1) The Report focuses on dietary patterns; 2) The overall body of evidence the Committee analyzed, identified that a healthy dietary pattern is one that is higher in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low or non-fat dairy, seafood, legumes, and nuts; 3)That there are many ways to achieve a healthful dietary pattern; 4) Little evidence exists on dietary patterns during childhood; and, 5) School meals play a vital role in achieving the objectives of providing accessible, affordable foods that help Americans meet the Dietary Guidelines recommendations.

If you would like to submit feedback as SNA develops its submission please submit your comments below by March 18th at 5:00pm EST.

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