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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameDietary Guidelines Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number34760
Original Establishment Date2/19/2013Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/work-under-wa...
New Committee This FYYesPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date10/5/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Lead Nutritionist
Date Of Renewal Charter10/5/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Eve
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameEssery
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Stoody
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPh.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*Following the release of the first edition of the Dietary Guidelines in 1980, Congress directed USDA and HHS to convene a federal advisory committee to seek outside scientific expert advice prior to the Departments developing the next Dietary Guidelines.Designated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 305-2563
Effective Date Of Authority*10/17/1962Designated Federal Officer Fax*(703) 305-3300
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*eve.stoody@usda.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee was established to conduct an independent review of current research on nutrition and health to be considered by USDA and HHS in the development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which form the basis for Federal nutrition programs, standards, and education for the general public. The Committee has been charged with reviewing the evidence on specific topics and scientific questions related to nutrition and health across the lifespan identified by the Departments. As the Committee works to answer the scientific questions from USDA and HHS, they are using three rigorous, protocol-driven approaches to examine the evidence: data analysis, food pattern modeling, and systematic reviews.

Data analysis: A collection of analyses that uses national data sets to help us understand the current health and dietary intakes of Americans. These data help make the Dietary Guidelines practical, relevant, and achievable.
Food pattern modeling: Analysis that helps us understand how changes to the amounts or types of foods and beverages in a pattern might impact meeting nutrient needs across the U.S. population.
Systematic reviews: Answer questions on diet and health by searching for, evaluating, and synthesizing all relevant, peer-reviewed studies.

Each of these approaches has a unique, complementary role in examining the science. The type of information the Committee needs in order to address the scientific question determines which approach they use to review the evidence. Following its review, the Committee will develop a report that outlines its science-based review and recommendations to the Departments with rationale and submit its report to the Secretaries of USDA and HHS for consideration as the Departments develop the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee is knowledgeable of current scientific research in human nutrition. Factors USDA and HHS considered in selecting individuals to serve on the Committee include:

Educational background — advanced degree in nutrition- or health-related field, including registered dietitians, nutrition scientists, physicians, and those with public health degrees
Professional experience — at least 10 years of experience as an academic, researcher, practitioner, or other health professional in a field related to one or more of the topics to be examined; consideration of leadership experience and participation on previous committees or panels
Demonstrated scientific expertise — expertise related to one or more of the topics to be examined by the Committee as demonstrated by number and quality of peer-reviewed publications and presentations
Obligations under the Federal Advisory Committee Act — ensuring the Committee is balanced fairly in points of view and types of expertise
Requirements regarding a balanced membership — including, to the extent possible, individuals who are minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and representatives from different geographic areas and institutions. Equal opportunity practices regarding membership appointments to the Committee were aligned with USDA policies.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee will meet approximately five times within its 2-year charter to complete its work. During these public meetings, the Committee discusses its review of the scientific evidence and makes plans for future Committee work. All meetings are open to the public to attend either in-person or through webcast. Two meetings have the opportunity for the public to provide oral comments to the Committee. Meeting materials, including the archived webcasts and presentations, from each Committee meeting will be posted after the meeting concludes.

Meeting dates and host cities (to be confirmed at least 15 days prior to each meeting):
Meeting 1: March 28-29, 2019 (Washington, DC)
Meeting 2: July 10-11, 2019 (Washington, DC)
Meeting 3: October 24-25, 2019 (Washington, DC)
Meeting 4: January 23-24, 2020 (Houston, TX)
Meeting 5: March 12-13, 2020 (Washington, DC)
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee was established in 2019 to conduct its work over no more than 2 years from the date the charter was filed (October 5, 2018). Per the charter, the Committee is to provide independent, science-based advice and recommendations to help inform USDA and HHS in development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It is comprised of leading nutrition experts – all nominated by the public – on priority topics for Federal nutrition and food programs that rely on the Congressionally mandated Dietary Guidelines for national nutrition standards and consumer education. Having the review of the science conducted by a Federal advisory committee in a transparent, science-based, and inclusive process allows the public to engage in and view the scientific deliberations and provide ongoing public comments during the review of the science, which is important to USDA and HHS stakeholders, the public, and the integrity of the Dietary Guidelines.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Committee does not hold closed meetings.
Recommendation RemarksRecommend to continue. The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is examining new scientific evidence since USDA and HHS published the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines (Congressionally mandated to be updated at least every 5 years based on the current body of science, per the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990). This includes examining the science for pregnant women and children from birth to 24 months – new audiences USDA and HHS are required by the Agricultural Act of 2014 to add to the Dietary Guidelines, starting with the upcoming 2020-2025 edition. Without the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s work, USDA and HHS will not be able to meet the requirements of both laws in a transparent, science-based, and inclusive manner. Nutrition programs across the Federal government (from USDA and HHS to DoD and the VA) rely on the Dietary Guidelines as the central, evidence-based Federal nutrition standard. The public is vested in the Committee and its work, with stakeholders representing every sector being closely engaged, from nominating candidates in the beginning to publically commenting throughout the process, as the Committee works to complete its charge by May 2020.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentCost savings cannot be determined but the potential benefits of providing the most up-to-date science in the form of dietary guidance for the general public is expected to have an impact on improving health outcomes by reducing the risk of chronic disease.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is a time limited advisory committee, appointed by Secretary Perdue in February 2019 and will submit its report with recommendations to the Secretaries of USDA and HHS in May 2020. Following the completion of its scientific report, the Committee will terminate.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback CommentNot ApplicableNarrative Description*Under Section 301 of Public Law 101-445 (7 U.S.C. 5341, the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990, Title III) the Secretaries of USDA and HHS are directed to jointly publish at least every five years a report entitled Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The law instructs that this publication shall contain, nutritional and dietary information and guidelines for the general public, shall be based on the preponderance of scientific and medical knowledge current at the time of publication, and shall be promoted by each Federal agency in carrying out any Federal food, nutrition, or health program. Recent editions of the Dietary Guidelines provide dietary advice for Americans ages 2 years and older. The Agricultural Act of 2014 mandates the addition of dietary guidance for women who are pregnant and infants and toddlers from birth to 24 months of age beginning with the 2020 edition. The Committee is established to provide independent, science-based advice and recommendations to be considered by USDA and HHS in the development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$290,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$190,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$46,900.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$90,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$20,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$154,500.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$190,000.00
Total Costs$491,400.00Est. Total Next FY*$490,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.20Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.50
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SUBCOMMITTEES

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Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034950Beverages and Added Sugars Subcommittee2019
 COM-034949Birth to 24 Months Subcommittee2019
 COM-034953Data Analysis and Food Pattern Modeling Cross-Cutting Working Group2019
 COM-031505Diet and Physical Activity Behavior Change2018
 COM-034951Dietary Fats and Seafood Subcommittee2019
 COM-034947Dietary Patterns Subcommittee2019
 COM-032437Dietary Patterns, Foods and Nutrients, and Health Outcomes2018
 COM-032091Food and Nutrient Intakes, and Health: Current Status and Trends2018
 COM-032368Food and Physical Activity Environments2018
 COM-031508Food Sustainability and Safety2018
 COM-034952Frequency of Eating Subcommittee2019
 COM-034948Pregnancy and Lactation Subcommittee2019
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-0041122015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee2015
 COM-0044012015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee2014
 COM-0058892015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee2013
 COM-0086432010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee2010
 COM-0096682010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee2009
 COM-0107952010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee2008
 COM-014429Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee2004
 COM-016049Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017290Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018318Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee2000
 COM-020089Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020099Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021799Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee1997