The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) recently released its competed Scientific Advisory Report, which will serve as the basis of the recommendations in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is due to be released by December 2020. This memorandum summarizes several of the major takeaways from the DGAC’s Scientific Advisory Report.
The DGAC findings can be valuable to food marketers in gaining an understanding of the scientific literature underscoring various diet and health relationships. In some cases, the DGAC Scientific Advisory Report (and underlying science) can be a good way to develop claim substantiation. Accordingly, a careful review of the findings in areas of specific interest is recommended. The strengths and limitations of the relevant findings should also be considered in framing nutrition and health claim benefits. To this end, we have found the scientific summaries and references useful in assisting in the development of nutrition and health benefit claims. Stakeholders are also given an opportunity to submit comments.