The following is an excerpt from
the latest NCA Member Alert
Every 5 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues a new edition of the Dietary
Guidelines. These are dietary
recommendations for Americans to practice healthy eating habits.
Shaped by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), these guidelines have an enormous impact on US perceptions and behaviors regarding nutrition and health, which is why it’s critical to communicate the science on coffee and health.
Dr. Mark Corey, NCA Director of Scientific & Government Affairs,
recently attended the 2020-2025 DGAC’s public meeting on July 10th
and 11th in Washington, D.C. to observe and learn more about their
review process. (Read
his recap from the meeting here.)
Late yesterday, working with our Science Leadership Council (SLC), the
NCA submitted comments to inform the DGAC about the large body of scientific
evidence that is available on coffee and health, and requested the inclusion of
coffee as a healthy beverage option.
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