CFA asks Dietary Guidelines Committee for More Transparency, Full Review of Evidence

CFA submitted the following comments to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in response to its request for comments regarding the “2020-25 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” As the comments explain, the Administration has taken an unprecedented step towards politicizing the dietary guidelines process by taking over the topic selection process. USDA officials have further indicated that they will exclude existing systematic reviews from the committee’s consideration. CFA’s comments argue that the committee should try to restore confidence in the guidelines by making each step of the decision-making process transparent to the public, and grounding its recommendations in the full body of available evidence, including existing systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

CFA’s Comment to the Dietary Guideline Committee