Friday, January 23, 2009

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting Announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have announced the Second Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting. The Meeting will be held January 29 - 30, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Jefferson Auditorium, Washington, DC. 20250. Jointly updated and issued every five years by UDSA and HHS, the Guidelines provide authoritative advice for persons two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.

The Meeting will:

a. Provide an opportunity for the public to give oral testimony (morning of Jan. 29);

b. Include presentations on the descriptive statistics on usual nutrient and food-group intakes in the U.S. population and MyPyramid research updates; and

c. Allow for the continued formulation of plans for future work of the Committee.

Information regarding Registration can be viewed at: (Scroll down to Meeting Registration). Additional meeting details, including the minutes and transcripts of the first meeting and a public comments database, are also available at this website.

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