Last week, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released their Scientific Report, laying the groundwork for the next five years of federal dietary guidance. As USDA and HHS work to finalize 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), the agencies have opened up a 30-day comment period and will be accepting written public comments on the committee’s report through August 13, 2020.
NCBA has engaged for the past two years to ensure the Dietary Guidelines are focused on nutrition and based on sound science. NCBA applauded the DGAC’s recommendations released last week, but anti-meat advocates are already working to downplay the important role meat plays in these guidelines.
“Study after study shows that beef plays an important role in a balanced, healthy diet across the lifespan,” said NCBA President Marty Smith. “NCBA has made it a priority to protect the scientific credibility of Dietary Guidelines and promote accurate information about the nutritional advantages of beef as part of a balanced diet.”
No process is perfect and NCBA believes there is room for improvement when the final guidelines are released later this year.
“The science is on our side when it comes to the #BenefitsofBeef. We’re now in the home stretch of this process. NCBA is calling on cattle producers to submit public comments to ensure the strong science reinforcing beef as a food for health is adequately reflected in the final 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” Smith said.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) launched a #BenefitsofBeef comment campaign and are calling on state affiliates and producer membership to submit comments.
The online submission platform for producers to file comments can be accessed on the by clicking here.
Further information on the Call To Action can be found in the NCBA press release here.