CSPI testimony at USDA listening session on the dietary guidelines for Americans, November 2017

First, we would like to underscore that the DGAs have historically had a strong science base, and that the advisory committees have exhibited expertise and scientific integrity in their reviews of the science. Despite sometimes differing public perceptions, the DGA recommendations have remained consistent over the years—encouraging a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while limiting excess sodium, saturated fat, refined grains, and added sugars. The details may have changed, but the basic message has remained consistent.

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