How to Make the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Actionable for Americans
With the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) nearly upon us, conversations about making the guidelines actionable for consumers could not be more timely or more important. That’s why I joined fellow 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) member Alice Lichtenstein, D.Sc of Tufts University, and 2005 DGAC member Yvonne Bronner, ScD* of Morgan State University, for the panel discussion “How to Make the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Actionable for Americans” earlier this month at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE).
Organized by The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center and moderated by Robert Murray, MD, FAAP* of Ohio State, the session first shed knowledge on the process behind the DGAC and then addressed a host of topics, all aimed at uncovering ways to increase consumer understanding and adoption of the recommendations presented in the scientific report. Highlights of our discussion follow. I hope you will read them with interest, and I look forward to continuing this important dialogue on how we can improve the health of all Americans through nutrition policy.
Marian L. Neuhouser, PhD, RD
Cancer Prevention Program
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Highlights from “Collaboration and Engagement: How to Make the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Actionable for Americans” Panel Discussion at FNCE 2015