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Deadline: July 15, 2022

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) plays an integral role in the process to develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Are you or someone you know interested in using your scientific expertise to serve your fellow Americans?

Who Are We Looking For?

HHS and USDA are seeking scientists with expertise in nutrition and health that reflect the diversity of the United States population to serve on the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Candidates should have an advanced degree in a nutrition- or health-related field, with at least 10 years of experience in academia, research, or as a practitioner or other health professional in a field related to one or more of the scientific topics to be examined. The expertise required of Committee members is specific to the scientific topics prioritized by HHS and USDA and it is preferable if nominees have expertise in more than one of the topics.

The Departments will seek to appoint a Committee that is fairly balanced in terms of point of view and expertise, experience, education, and institutional affiliation, with a goal towards establishing a diverse membership that is reflective of the racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic diversity within the United States. The Committee will collaborate to review the latest scientific evidence and develop science-based recommendations. As such, nominees should also possess skills such as good communication, time management, problem solving, critical thinking and flexibility. The Departments will also consider leadership experience and participation on previous committees or panels.

Committee Selection

The following factors will be considered in reviewing nominations:

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Professional Experience – At least 10 years of experience as an academic, researcher, practitioner, or other health professional in a field related to one or more of the scientific topic areas to be examined; consideration of leadership experience and participation on previous expert committees or panels.
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Educational Background – Advanced degree in nutrition or health-related field, including registered dietitians, nutrition scientists, physicians, and those with public health degrees.
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Demonstrated Scientific Expertise – Expertise related to one or more of the scientific topic areas to be examined by the Advisory Committee as demonstrated by number and quality of peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Expertise related to health equity and the scientific approaches used to review the evidence (systematic reviews with or without meta-analysis, food pattern modeling, and data analysis) is also desired.
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Balanced and Diverse Membership – An Advisory Committee that is fairly balanced in terms of points of view and expertise, experience, education, and institutional affiliation, with a goal towards establishing a diverse membership that is reflective of the racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic diversity within the United States.

 

What Advisory Committee Members Will Do

The role of the Committee is to review the current body of nutrition science and develop a scientific report that is provided to HHS and USDA to help inform the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030. Specifically, the Committee will examine the scientific evidence on nutrition and health using each of the following approaches: Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review (NESR) systematic reviews, food pattern modeling, and data analysis. Conclusion statements from the scientific questions, answered using the three approaches, will be used to develop overarching advice.

Committee members will be expected to collaborate during public and subcommittee meetings, participate in the development of evidence review protocols, review and synthesize evidence, present scientific findings, consider public comments, and develop a scientific report that includes independent, science-based advice and recommendations for HHS and USDA. Select members may also have a leadership role, such as chair or vice chair of the Committee, or as a chair for a select subcommittee.

While volunteering to serve on the Committee is rewarding and a true act of public service, it is important to take into consideration that Committee work requires a considerable time commitment. Previous members estimate they spent an average of 5 to 13 hours per week supporting work of the Committee, with the largest time commitment occurring in the final few months of the Committee’s appointment. Committee members are not paid for their service. Travel is expected over the two-year term and will be reimbursed by HHS.

 

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Nominate Yourself or Others

We invite members of the public to submit nominations for themselves or other scientific experts who would qualify to serve on the Committee. This is one of several opportunities for public input on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030 development process, and we encourage you to share this information with your colleagues and friends on social media using one of the graphics below.

Learn how to submit a nomination and what each nomination package must include.

Share this Opportunity

HHS and USDA would like to encourage members of the public to share this opportunity with your friends, colleagues, and networks. Help us spread the word!

The links below provide social media graphics, sample social media messages, and newsletter content to make it easier for individuals, organizations, and partners to amplify this call for Committee members.

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#DYK? The public call for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is now open! If you or a colleague want to serve on the Committee, submit your nomination by 7/15!
https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/work-under-way/learn-about-process

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@HHS and @USDA are asking for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Learn 4 reasons why you should apply or nominate a colleague and find out how: 
https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/work-under-way/call-nominations

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#DYK? The public call for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is now open! If you or a colleague want to serve on the Committee, submit your nomination by 7/15!
https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/work-under-way/learn-about-process

#DietaryGuidelines

 

@HHS and @USDA are asking for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Learn 4 reasons why you should apply or nominate a colleague and find out how: 
https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/work-under-way/call-nominations

#DietaryGuidelines


Sample Newsletter Content

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) are currently asking for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The Committee will provide independent, science-based advice and recommendations to be considered by HHS and USDA as they develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030. Nominations will be accepted until July 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM E.T.

The Departments are seeking candidates with expertise in nutrition and health that reflect the diversity of the United States population to serve on the Committee. 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. The Committee also will be asked to conduct its scientific review through a health equity lens.

Learn more about how HHS and USDA will select the Committee and how to submit a nomination at DietaryGuidelines.gov.

 


To learn more about the process and how to submit a nomination, view these pages.

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