Baylen Linnekin on New Federal Dietary Policy Recommendations


Last week the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), which meets every five years to help set federal dietary policies, issued its final recommendations. The recommendations of the committee, first established in 1990, "provide the basis for federal food and nutrition policy and education initiatives." Critics, like Keep Food Legal's Baylen Linneken , have blasted the current DGAC's possible recommendations. For example, writes Linnken, the committee had considered sending text messages to obese Americans. That outrageous suggestion doesn't appear to have made it into the final, 600-page report, but others did.