234012 Evidence-based analysis and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Eve V. Essery, PhD , Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, US Department of Agriculture, Alexandria, VA
This presentation will outline the development of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, highlighting the establishment of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and the systematic review process used to evaluate current nutrition science. The 2010 Committee was the first to use an evidence-based systematic review process in the development of their conclusions and recommendations for the Dietary Guidelines. The systematic review methodology will be described, and the rationale for using evidence-based reviews will be discussed. In addition, a summary of the topic areas considered by the Committee will be provided.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
1) Describe the evidence-based review process used to develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2) Identify key topic areas addressed by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Keywords: Nutrition, Public Health Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been closely involved with the development of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, on behalf of USDA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.