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Question Protocols and Draft Conclusions

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s final protocols and draft conclusion statements related to their scientific questions are posted. To see this information, click on the question of interest on the “Topics and Questions” page.

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The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans development process is under way. View our progress below.

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Topic and Question Identification

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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.

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Advisory Committee Selection

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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.

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Advisory Committee’s Scientific Review

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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.

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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.

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About the Advisory Committee

Learn about the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee


Review of the Science

See the questions and approaches the Committee will use to complete its work.  

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Find out how to submit comments to the Committee and attend its meetings. 

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The Dietary Guidelines has been issued every five years since 1980. Visit previous editions.

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