2010 Dietary Guidelines Committee Member Raises Concerns About 2015 Process in Star-Tribune Column
July 30, 2015
If you are regular reader of The Sugar Packet, you are undoubtedly aware of our significant concerns with the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee straying from the USDA’s established rigorous process for evaluating the scientific evidence.
Dr. Joanne Slavin, a 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee member, echoes these concerns in her recent Star-Tribune commentary.
Dr. Slavin notes that among the issues raised during the ongoing Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) deliberations is the apparent shift from strictly science-based to more politically motivated recommendations.
Dr. Slavin points out that the Committee’s mandate states that the advisory committee’s responsibilities “do not include translating the recommendations into policy or into communication and outreach documents or programs.”