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Call for Nominations! 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

On Wednesday, September 5, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services issued a call for nominations to serve on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee due to agencies on October 6, 2018. Prospective members of the DGAC should be qualified experts with demonstrated scientific “expertise in human nutrition related to disease prevention and health promotion during different stages of life, such as pediatrics, obstetrics, and geriatrics.”  As a reminder, this will be the first Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to include recommendations for zero to age 2 nutrition guidance.

If your DPG would like to nominate qualified experts who meet the criteria for nominations, please submit name(s), credentials, and contact information by Friday, September 21to Academy staff.  This is a chance for your DPG to influence the Academy’s slate of nominations.

On Friday, September 14 from 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time, we are convening a meeting with interested parties and individuals recommended by others to discuss nominations for the DGAC and involvement with the Academy’s dietary guidelines process. PALs and those who are nominated are encouraged to register for the meeting.