You could help determine dietary guidelines

The United States Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) are seeking volunteers to serve on the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

The committee will review scientific evidence to help inform the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030. Departments will seek to appoint a committee that is balanced in expertise, experience, and education, and that reflects racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic diversity in the United States.

Members of the public are invited to submit entries for themselves or other qualified experts by July 15 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

“The science reviewed by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee provides an essential foundation for dietary guidelines for Americans,” said Admiral Rachel L. Levine, MD, HHS assistant secretary for health and head of U.S. Public Health. Service Commissioned Corps. “The committee’s review ensures that the dietary guidelines are based on sound scientific evidence and serve to improve the health and well-being of all Americans.”

“Our goal is to appoint a committee that will make science-based dietary recommendations with consideration for health equity,” said Stacy Dean, assistant assistant secretary for food, nutrition, and human services. consumers at the USDA. “We are committed to bringing together interdisciplinary experts with diverse professional experience who will ensure that the advice contained in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is inclusive of the American population.”

The committee will provide independent, science-based advice and recommendations that will be considered by HHS and the USDA, along with input from federal agencies and public comment, as the departments develop dietary guidelines for Americans 2025-2030.

The committee’s evidence review will focus on diet and health outcomes across the lifespan, including the relationship between diet and the risk of overweight and obesity, with a new emphasis on the weight loss and weight maintenance in adults. It is important to note that a health equity lens will be applied throughout the evidence review to ensure that factors such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity and culture are described and taken into account to inform the resulting orientations.

The panel will use three approaches to review the evidence: Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review (NESR) systematic reviews, dietary pattern modeling and data analysis. Each of these approaches has its own rigorous, protocol-based methodology and plays a unique and complementary role in examining the science.

The committee will collaborate to review the latest scientific evidence and develop science-based recommendations.

Full details on applicant requirements are available at DietaryGuidelines.gov.

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