The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services are calling on the public to help nominate individuals to serve on the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
Members of the public can submit nominations for themselves or other qualified experts by July 15.
The departments are seeking individuals that are “balanced in expertise, experience, and education, and ... reflective of the racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic diversity within the United States.”
“We are committed to bringing together interdisciplinary experts with a variety of professional experience who will ensure that the guidance in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is inclusive of the U.S. population,” said Stacy Dean, deputy undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services at USDA.
A health equity lens will be applied across the evidence review, helping to ensure factors such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and culture are described and considered in the final product.
Committee members are tasked with reviewing scientific evidence to help inform the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030. The evidence review will focus on diet and health outcomes across a person’s lifespan.
“The science reviewed by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee provides an essential foundation for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” said Adm. Rachel L. Levine, M.D., assistant secretary for health at HHS and head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
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