Policy creeps into dietary advice

Policy creeps into dietary advice

Past DGAC members say current report steers away from science-based nutritional advice.

FOR the past several decades, scientists have been tasked with examining the most recent research on dietary patterns to advise the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in developing final dietary guideline recommendations.

Joanne Lupton, nutrition professor at Texas A&M University, said the most recent report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) puts a much greater emphasis on p

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