Ensure the Guidelines reflect the most rigorous scientific evidence, as determined by state-of-the-art scientific review protocols and pursuant to the standards set forth by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM);
Encourage closing identified and emerging nutrition research gaps by providing more robust funding for clinical trials and other valuable nutrition research;
Fully align the Guidelines with the diverse dietary needs of all Americans, especially those with nutrition-related chronic diseases to reduce and reverse the current chronic disease epidemic in the United States;
Distinguish between dietary guidelines for primary prevention and those that achieve secondary or tertiary prevention of prevalent chronic diseases; and
Secure nutritional recommendations that will ensure that Americans who are disproportionately reliant on public nutrition programs and education are not disadvantaged by a one-size-fits-all policy that fails to take into account the diverse dietary needs of the nation.
Food4Health convenes leaders from a wide array of leading health advocacy organizations to collaborate with federal policymakers on policies to ensure the next iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are reliable and serve all Americans. See more about our work on Capitol Hill below.
Groups urge USDA to ensure Dietary Guidelines are based on rigorous science.