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USDA Dietary Guidelines Ignore Expert Advice to Cut Back on Sugar and Alcohol

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued their new dietary guidelines for 2020-2025. But they’re missing some important expert guidance: Reducing sugar and alcohol intake. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, made up of 20 expert scientists, advised that the USDA and HHS reduce suggested sugar intake …
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Comment Now: Limit Sugar, Alcohol in New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

A few years ago, scientists advised federal leaders to adjust the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to lower added sugar intake from 10% to 6% of daily calories and reduce men’s daily alcohol intake from two to one drink a day.  That advice was not taken.   Now those scientists – the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee – …
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38,367 Speak Up for Healthier Nutrition Guidelines!

Thank you to the 38,367 people—including over 800 Salud America! members—who submitted public comments for better nutrition and limited added sugars for the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans! These comments are the latest step in shaping the guidelines. USDA and HHS update the guidelines every five years. They are the leading set of nutrition standards …
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ICYMI: 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Met Virtually for Fourth Meeting

ICYMI: Last week, on January 19, the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee convened for its fourth official meeting. While members had planned to meet in person once again, the meeting was ultimately held virtually due to winter weather concerns in the Maryland region. The meeting was livestreamed for members of the press and public and a recording of meeting is now available. The meeting opened with welcoming remarks from Admiral Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Stacy Dean,…
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