|Lichtenstein, Alice - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University|
|Karpyn, Allison - University Of Delaware|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/5/2017
Publication Date: 10/1/2018
Citation: Lichtenstein, A.H., Karpyn, A. 2018. History and development of the 2015-2020 dietary guidelines for Americans. In: Karpyn A, editor. Food and Public Health Journal, New York, NY: Oxford Press. p. 31-46. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190626686.001.0001.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190626686.001.0001 Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Serving as a foundational cornerstone of dietary policy in the US, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) provide an important foundation for understanding the programs and policies which influence public health practice. In this chapter we review the emergence and development of the guidelines beginning with their evolution from the dietary goals and moving through iterations from 1980 until the current era, 2015. Topics include concrete reporting on recommendations as well as a discussion of controversies born by industry lobby and government mandates.