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Take Action for a More Sustainable Food System

Take Action for a More Sustainable Food System

Make sure the USDA knows what you think about what is important in the upcoming Dietary Guidelines!

With the release of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) recommendations for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the government has now opened the public comment period. While officials within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are tasked with authoring the Dietary Guidelines, they are informed by recommendations from the DGAC report and also consider feedback from the public (individuals, organizations, industry trade groups, academics, health professionals, etc.). 

The Dietary Guidelines have the power to influence the diets of millions of Americans and in turn, dramatically impact the bottom line of food manufacturers and funding for public health initiatives.  Given the dollars at stake, industry groups are mobilizing to protect their interests. Those of us working towards a healthier, more sustainable food system must also be heard!

Sample letters supporting a more sustainable, nutritious food system are circulating. Here’s one example from Michael Jacobson and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and another signed by myriad health and nutrition advocacy groups.

The comment period is open until April 8, so go here to show your support for a more sustainable food system!

sustainability, nutrition advice, food politics

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