Dietary Guidelines meeting moved to April 13-14

by Eric Schroeder
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has rescheduled the fifth meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to April 13-14. The meeting previously was scheduled for Feb. 9-10 but was cancelled due to inclement weather on the East coast.

The U.S.D.A. said the agenda will allow individual subcommittees to provide updates on progress made within each subcommittee, and it will allow for the continued formulation of plans for finalizing the Committee’s work. Topics to be discussed include nutrient adequacy; energy balance and weight management; carbohydrates and protein; sodium, potassium and water; fatty acids and cholesterol; ethanol; and food safety.

The meeting will be held on-line, via Webinar format. No oral public comment will be allowed during the on-line meeting, but written comments, as well as information on how to sign up for the Webinar, may be submitted by visiting

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