April 6, 2015 The California Crow
The United States Dietary Guidelines are currently under review. First released in 1980, the Dietary Guidelines are reviewed, updated, and published every five years after a joint review effort between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These two agencies created the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), which consists of prominent, nationally recognized experts in the field of nutrition and health. DGAC is responsible for reviewing scientific and medical knowledge pertaining to dietary and health standards and creating a report for the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture that provides recommendations for the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines.