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Dietary Guidelines for Americans - 2017 Updates

You can read the summary and the most recent 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines before diving into the articles and commentary about them below.



  • It’s the close of National Breastfeeding Month, the perfect time to remind us of the US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Human Services collaboration for their Birth-24 month project. Put into place because the US Dietary Guidelines do not cover this time of life, and scientists really want to know more about it.  
  • The National Academies of Sciences issued its second report with improvements for the process to establish the Dietary Guidelines. Go to this link to download this report for free. Click here for the highlights. 



  • The Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee has been finalized. This committee has a hand in dietary recommendations, Child Nutrition Reauthorization, food labeling, and federal nutrition programs. The committee’s roster is here.