DGAC Report open for public commentary
The DGAC Report is the living document that will provide the foundation for this year's 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The advisory committee that writes the document is comprised of 13 independent nutrition and health experts from around the country.
So far, the committee's major conclusions that target the fast food industry include a recommendation for restaurants to serve smaller portions and limit refined grains, solid fats and added sugar. While the current pyramid recommendations suggest grain as the largest servings group, the DGAC Report dissuades recommendations to eat more servings from the group for fear they won't be comprised of nutritious whole grains.
The report is still open for citizen commentary and input. This week, the USDA issued a release inviting public comments. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to view the Advisory Report now posted along with public comments at www.dietaryguidelines.gov. Written comments will be accepted from June 15, 2010 to July 15, 2010.