Dietary Guidelines For The Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee

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The first edition of the Dietary Guideline for Americas was released in 1980 (3). The 1985 edition, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) appointed a Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee (DGAC) of prominent experts in nutrition and health to review current scientific and medical knowledge and recommend revisions to the secretaries (3). Section 301 of the National Nutrition monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990 requires the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Service to jointly publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans at least every 5 years (3).
The process for Dietary Guidelines development is two phased (1). First public nominations of leading American experts in human nutrition and chronic disease prevention that are not Federal employees solicited by the Federal Government to serve on the Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee (DGAC) (1). Final selections for the Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee are made by the Federal Government (1). Once selected, the Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee is responsible for a thorough review of the previous Dietary Guideline Advisory as well as the peer-reviewed literature that has been published since the previous Dietary Guideline Advisory’s were released (1). Based on their review, the Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee develops and submits an advisory report of it’s recommendations to the Federal Government (1).
The Dietary Guidelines provides evidence-based food and…

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