2010 Dietary Guidelines: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace
Posted: July 13, 2010 in News
Tags: DGA, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, food insight, IFIC
FYI! There are only two more days to weigh-in on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans committee recommendations. So far, according to Liz Rahavi, MS, RD from the International Food Information Council, the most vocal areas have been about:
Consumer messaging: for the DGA to be a success, messaging must be positive, actionable, and consistent across all government programs to create one nutrition voice for the consumer.
Whole foods and total diet should be promoted, with limited focus individual nutrients.
Opinions on processed foods varied from concerns about certain ingredients in processed foods to the notion that science in processing can help the population meet dietary guidance recommendations.
The topic of shifting to a plant-based diet may have received the most attention during oral comments.
Here’s the link to Liz’s blog to get the whole storyIFIC Nutrition Blog | Food Blog, Nutrition Advice, Food Facts – 2010 Dietary Guidelines: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace. Stay tuned, I will be weighing in with my own opinions, shortly!