IFIC Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Food Safety and Nutrition, Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA presented oral comments on the recently published Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) at a public meeting held by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on March 24, 2015. The comments, summarizing several consumer research projects of the IFIC Foundation, have also been posted to the IFIC Foundation website.
Seventy-five individuals – representing a mix of advocacy, public health, academic, health professional, and food commodity/trade associations – provided oral testimony at the meeting. Government agency panelists included USDA officials Colette Rihane, Shanthy Bowman, and Angie Tagtow, and DHHS representatives Don Wright, Richard Olson, and Kellie Casavale.
Written testimony from the public concerning the DGAC report will be accepted until May 8th and can be submitted on the Dietary Guidelines website.