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2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Let's Talk About the Evidence

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Join members of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and federal staff for a conversation on the major findings of the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and the process used to reach those findings. The Committee reviewed scientific evidence on specific nutrition and health topics from pregnancy to birth and into older adulthood by using three approaches – data analysis, food pattern modeling, and Nutrition Evidence Systematic Reviews. Each approach has its own rigorous methodology, and plays a unique role in examining the evidence.

The Committee's work culminated this year with the release of its scientific report to the Secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. This report is used by the Departments as they develop the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Committee's scientific findings reflect the latest, most comprehensive scientific review of nutrition evidence related to health promotion and disease prevention. Find out about the Committee's review of the evidence and gain firsthand knowledge about the scientific findings on hot topics like seafood consumption during pregnancy, low-carb diets, and neurocognition related to diet.

CPEU: 1.0

CPE Level: Level 2

Performance Indicators

  • 6.2.3 Interprets data to make recommendations and to inform decisions
  • 4.2.6 Analyzes and synthesizes information and identifies new information, patterns and findings.
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.

Learning Objectives

  • List the three scientific approaches used by the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to review the evidence.
  • Describe how the public, including registered dietitians and professional organizations, were able to provide input into the scientific reviews conducted by the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
  • Evaluate major findings from the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's Scientific Report.


  • Eve Stoody
  • Barbara Schneeman
  • Regan Bailey
  • Kathryn Dewey

Release Date: October 21, 2020


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