USDA has announced the first meeting of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to formulate an agenda for its review of the 2005
Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Slated for October 30, 2008, the meeting also includes presentations on the history of the Dietary Guidelines published every five years by USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services. USDA has encouraged the public to submit written comments before October 24, 2008, to ensure prior transmission to the committee, but will accept comments throughout the committee’s deliberations.

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