USDA Names 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

farmer's marketThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack have announced the appointment of 15 nationally recognized experts to serve on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The Committee’s recommendations and rationale will serve as a basis for the eighth edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are updated and published jointly by HHS and USDA. The administrative responsibility for leading the process alternates between Departments. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at HHS is the administrative lead for the 2015 process.

Dr. Thomas Brenna, the President elect of ISSFAL (International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids) is among the 15 renowned experts appointed to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Of special note: Dr. Brenna has been invited to speak at the American Society of Preventive Cardiology’s Second Annual Southeastern Conference “CDV Prevention for Women” event, which is being held in collaboration with Boca Raton Hospital in Boca Raton, FL July 12 – 13th. I’ll be chairing the event which will be held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.  I’m also proud to serve as the treasury of ISSFAL.

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