View the Question Protocols
The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee currently is developing and implementing protocols for each question. These protocols – or plans – outline how the Committee will answer each of the scientific topics and questions it is examining.
Topic and Question Identification
Learn more about the first call for public comments
In this new step, the Departments asked for public comments on topics and scientific questions to be examined by the Committee to support the development of the upcoming 2020-2025 edition of the Dietary Guidelines. The topics and scientific questions shaped the areas of scientific expertise needed on the Committee.
Advisory Committee Selection
Learn more about the Advisory Committee
The Committee will conduct an independent, science-based review of specific topics and supporting scientific questions related to nutrition and health – from birth into older adulthood. USDA and HHS will consider the Committee’s scientific review as the Departments develop the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Advisory Committee’s Scientific Review
Learn more about the scientific review
The Committee is currently reviewing the scientific evidence. The public is invited to attend the Committee’s meetings, and is welcome to submit comments to the Committee throughout its work. The Committee’s work will end with the release of its scientific report to the Secretaries of USDA and HHS in 2020.
USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines Development
The Dietary Guidelines is designed to help all Americans eat a healthier diet
USDA and HHS update the Dietary Guidelines every five years. As they develop the Guidelines, USDA and HHS will consider the Committee’s scientific report – along with input from Federal agencies and the public. This work will end with the release of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.