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Those of you who are baby boomers or older Gen Xers surely remember the old Wonder bread slogan: "helps build bodies in 12 ways." Although it was retired sometime in the 1970s, the catchphrase was seemingly everywhere for years. It referred to the vitamins and minerals added to the bread to promote health.
The objective of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is to promote health and prevent disease in the United States through advice based on sound science. National Dairy Council (NDC) has led a decades-long mission to build science-based evidence on dairy’s health and nutrition benefits, which has aligned with the outcomes of each DGA update.
The foundation for healthy eating starts early, as research continues to show nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life has far-reaching impacts on children's ability to succeed in both school and life.
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) are due to be released this December. Throughout the multi-year process to develop the DGAs, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and other dairy organizations and dairy companies have submitted written comments
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), slated for launch in December, spotlight the special nutrient concerns at each life stage. The second of five major overarching guidelines is "Focus on variety, nutrient density and amount."
In his bipartisan letter to the agencies, Brindisi led 50-plus members of Congress in requesting that the agencies review studies demonstrating beneficial or neutral effects of dairy foods at all fat levels and include those findings in the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
October 15, 2020
Congressman Anthony Brindisi, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, held a virtual meeting with dairy farmers from across New York’s 22nd District and advocated for their priorities in a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.
IDFA said it is pleased with the recommendation, but is disappointed the report did not include relevant information on scientific studies that show the benefits of dairy at each fat level.
July 15, 2020
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., released the following statement on July 15 in response to the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) final scientific report: