Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in 2020 Dietary Guidelines: Repeating Past Mistakes, Lack Scientific Rigor — The Nutrition Coalition

2019.10.24 USDA DGAC Committee, Washington, DC USA 297 21015
2019.10.24 USDA DGAC Committee, Washington, DC USA 297 21015 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for using my photograph to illustrate this discussion about concerns relating to US Dietary Guidelines, Nutrition Coalition (@4DietaryReform), in this post written by Nina Teicholz (@bigfatsurprise).

The photograph was taken at the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee meeting in Washington, DC, along with several others (see below).

2019.10.24 USDA DGAC Committee, Washington, DC USA 297 21013
2019.10.24 USDA DGAC Committee, Washington, DC USA 297 21013 (View on Flickr.com)

As the blog post states, there are concerns being raised about the methodologies employed in 2020 scientific review process.

In addition, in my own reading, I have found examples of Committee members making forward looking statements about scientific analyses that have not been completed by the Committee.

The Nutrition Coalition does not advance any specific dietary pattern (and neither do I), and does not have ties to industry (and neither do I).

I freely admit I am a health focused, prevention-oriented, nutrition geek, who has a desire to know rather than a desire to be right. It is known how to do scientific reviews accurately, and the definitions of dietary patterns are well described. It’s unclear why new, arbitrary versions of these are being employed now.

A room or environment like this is as far as someone could get from the impact of nutritional deficiencies affecting Americans today – only 12 % are considered metabolically healthy. This is not to imply that Committee members are not connected to the realities of dietary guidelines, it is to underscore the importance of their work.

2019.10.24 USDA DGAC Committee, Washington, DC USA 297 21018
2019.10.24 USDA DGAC Committee, Washington, DC USA 297 21018 (View on Flickr.com)

Enjoy the photos.

The expert committee reviewing the science for America’s nutrition policy, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), held its third, two-day meeting last week, in Washington, D.C. While the committee is working hard to review the science, some “38,000 studies” so far, according to government offic

Source: 2020 Dietary Guidelines Repeating Past Mistakes, Lacks Scientific Rigor — The Nutrition Coalition

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