Final Report of Dietary Guidelines Committee Available for Public Comment
February 18, 2000
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18--The
U.S. Department of Agriculture and the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
announce in today's Federal Register that the final Report of the Dietary
Guidelines Advisory Committee is available for public comment.
The guidelines are updated every five years to incorporate the evolving
scientific knowledge about how dietary intake affects human health.
The report, containing the proposed content of the new Dietary
Guidelines for Americans as well as discussion on proposed changes and other
recommendations, is available on the Internet at:
It is also available for review at the Reference Section of the
National Agricultural Library, 10301
Baltimore Boulevard, Beltsville, Md. For directions, call (301) 504-5755.
Those interested in commenting on the report may submit written comments on
or before March 15, 2000, to the names and addresses below. The committee will
also accept oral comments at a public meeting March 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To give oral comments, presenters must preregister by 5 p.m., March 7,
giving the name and affiliation (if applicable) of the presenter, source of
funding and contact phone number. Call Kathryn McMurry at (202) 205-4872 or fax
her at (202) 205-0463 with the information. No registration is necessary to
attend the meeting as an observer.
The meeting will be held in the Jefferson Auditorium of USDA's South
Building, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. The building is
adjacent to the Smithsonian Metro station at the Independence Ave. exit.
For more information and to submit written comments, contact both:
- Shanthy Bowman, Ph.D.
USDA-ARS, Bldg. 005, Rm. 125, BARC-W
1300 Baltimore Blvd.
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350.
Phone: (301) 504-0619
- Kathryn McMurry, M.S.
DHHS-ODPHP, Room 738-G
200 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
Phone (202) 205-4872