New dietary guidelines suggest minimal changes

New dietary guidelines suggest minimal changes

Animal ag industry likely let out loud sigh of relief when the new 2015-2020 dietary guidelines were released Jan. 7.

After years of development and 11 months since the initial draft release, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services jointly released the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" (DGA) on Jan. 7. Updated every five years, this report serves as the foundation for federal nutrition policy and shapes the recommendations found on USDA’s MyPlate.

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