WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is soliciting written comments in advance of the sixth and final meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee scheduled for May 12. The U.S.D.A. said the agenda will allow the committee to provide its recommendations in the form of an advisory report to the secretaries of both the U.S.D.A. and the Department of Health and Human Services. Topics to be discussed include nutrient adequacy; energy balance and weight management; carbohydrates and protein; sodium, potassium and water; fatty acids and cholesterol; alcohol; food safety; and technology.

The sixth 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 www.DietaryGuidelines.gov.