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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


item Nicklas, Theresa
item Weaver, Connie
item Britten, Patricia
item Stitzel, Kimberly

Submitted to: Journal Of The American Dietetic Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/23/2005
Publication Date: 9/1/2005
Citation: Nicklas,T.A., Weaver,C., Britten,P., Stitzel,K.F. 2005. The 2005 dietary guidelines advisory committee: developing a key message. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 105(9):1418-1424.

Interpretive Summary: The 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee was the first to take an evidence-based approach in creating the scientific report used to develop the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For each of the nine key messages that were generated a comprehensive, systematic review of the science was conducted. A similar evidence-based process will most likely form the basis for the next Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report in 2010. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee was also the first to use the nutrient EARs recently established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine to identify nutrients at risk and develop a diet pattern that better ensures adequate intake of the nutrients at risk.

Technical Abstract: The 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee used an evidence-based approach to evaluate the science base for the relationships of diet and physical activity and health. Nine key messages and corresponding conclusions were included in the 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report. This article describes the development process, scientific basis, and specific recommendations for one of the key messages.

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