Scientific Basis for Dietary Guidance
Federal nutrition policy and food assistance programs increasingly use the Dietary Guidelines for American and Dietary Reference Intakes as their basis and these need to be updated based on new knowledge. We will identify the role of food, nutrients, other food components, and physical activity in promoting health and preventing disease.
Its important that dietary guidance/guidelines must be tested and validated to insure adherence and compliance prior to release to the public.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends consuming less than 10% of total calories from saturated fat, due primarily to saturated fat’s role in increasing LDL cholesterol and thus increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease. However, recent research has called into to question the role saturated fat intake make have on ...
Use risk/benefit analysis as scientific basis for dietary guidance. Too often, the potential negative health impacts of specific foods or nutrients are emphasized while any potential positive health effects are not afforded equal consideration.
Develop/adopt standardizing analytical methodology for red meat and other commodities to allow of a more accurate comparison of eating patterns/diets for a global assessment.
Develop/adopt standardizing analytical methodology for red meat and other commodities to allow of a more accurate comparison of eating patterns/diets for a global assessment. This will create uniform data sets for use and allow global data to be utilized more accurately. Fundamentally critical in today's global nutritional analysis.
Need to leverage expertise across USDA to identify research gaps and execute research that adds to evidence base for Dietary Guidance
Need to leverage expertise across USDA to identify research gaps and execute research that adds to evidence base for Dietary Guidance. The USDA should be involved in helping establish the research gaps addressed by the Dietary Guidelines and conducting research to advance and evaluate the recommended Dietary Guidelines for Americans. ...
Strengthening Evidence-base of Dietary Guidance For Prenatal Women, Infants and Young Children, the Elderly, and those with Chronic Disease
The International Formula Council (IFC) agrees that it is important to have a strong evidence-base for dietary guidance. Furthermore, we note that there are particular sub-groups where the scientific data needs to be significantly strengthened, including prenatal women, infants and young children, the elderly, and those with chronic disease who ...