The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) earlier this week announced the public call for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

The committee will review scientific evidence to help inform the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030. The departments will seek to appoint a committee that is balanced in expertise, experience, and education, and is reflective of the racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic diversity within the United States. Members of the public are invited to submit nominations for themselves or other qualified experts by July 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST.

The committee will provide independent, science-based advice and recommendations to be considered by HHS and USDA, along with federal agency input and public comments, as the departments develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030.

The committee’s evidence review will focus on diet and health outcomes across the lifespan, including the relationship between diet and risk of overweight and obesity with a new emphasis on weight loss and weight maintenance for adults. A health equity lens will be applied across the evidence review to ensure factors such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and culture are described and considered to inform resulting guidance.

The committee will use three approaches to examine the evidence: Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review (NESR) systematic reviews, food pattern modeling, and data analysis. Each of these approaches has its own rigorous, protocol-driven methodology, and plays a unique, complementary role in examining the science.

The committee will collaborate to review the latest scientific evidence and develop science-based recommendations. Full details on candidate requirements are available on DietaryGuidelines.gov.

 

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