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Appendix B

Public Workshop Agendas and Comments

The committee held two open sessions, on September 1, 2016, via WebEx and on October 17, 2016, in Washington, DC. Agendas can be found below.

September 1, 2016
WebEx

10:00–11:00 Understanding the Committee’s Charge: A Discussion with the Sponsor
Introductory remarks, Rob Russell, Chair
Statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Angie Tagtow and Eve Essery Stoody, USDA
Don Wright, HHS
Discussion and Q&A

October 17, 2016
500 Fifth Street, NW, Room 101
Washington, DC

8:30 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Rob Russell, Chair
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Workshop Agendas and Comments." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Optimizing the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Selection Process. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24637.
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8:35 Discussion of Current Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) and Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Processes
  • Opening remarks, Angie Tagtow, USDA
  • Advisory committee selection and process, Eve Essery Stoody, USDA
  • Nutrition Evidence Library systematic review methodology, Julie Obbagy, USDA
  • Updating the DGA, Kellie Casavale, HHS
10:00 Approaches to Biases and Conflicts of Interest
How would you suggest minimizing conflicts of interest and “eliminating bias” while preserving a wide range of viewpoints?
  • Peter Jacobson, University of Michigan
  • Sheldon Greenfield, University of California, Irvine
  • Quyen Ngo-Metzger, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
11:20 Perspectives
What two recommendations would you make to USDA/HHS related to the dietary guidelines advisory committee selection process?
  • Walter Willett, Harvard University (remote)
  • Richard Black, independent consultant (remote)
12:10 Public Comments
1:00 Adjourn

Public comments were made in person on October 17, 2016, and received online from the following individuals and groups in response to the question “How can the advisory committee selection process be improved to provide more transparency, eliminate bias, and include committee members with a range of viewpoints?”:

American Bakers Association

American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Frozen Food Institute

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Grocery Manufacturers of America

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Workshop Agendas and Comments." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Optimizing the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Selection Process. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24637.
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Infant Nutrition Council of America

National Milk Producers Federation

North American Meat Institute

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

The Sugar Association

Union of Concerned Scientists

David Allison

Nils Hoernle

Richard Kahn

Lani Kroemer

Lucrecia Rodrigues

John L. Sievenpiper

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Workshop Agendas and Comments." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Optimizing the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Selection Process. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24637.
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Federal guidance on nutrition and diet is intended to reflect the state of the science and deliver the most reliable recommendations possible according to the best available evidence. This guidance, updated and presented every 5 years in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), serves as the basis for all federal nutrition policies and nutrition assistance programs, as well as nutrition education programs. Despite the use of the guidelines over the past 30 years, recent challenges prompted Congress to question the process by which food and nutrition guidance is developed.

This report assesses the process used to develop the guidelines; it does not evaluate the substance or use of the guidelines. As part of an overall, comprehensive review of the process to update the DGA, this first report seeks to discover how the advisory committee selection process can be improved to provide more transparency, eliminate bias, and include committee members with a range of viewpoints for the purpose of informing the 2020 cycle.

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