Health Equity

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Prioritizes Eating Patterns, Nutrient Intake for Young Americans and Caregivers Through a Health Equity Lens

May 12, 2023

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) revealed during a wide-ranging meeting May 10 that it will prioritize eating patterns during pregnancy, childhood and adolescence as well as review the dietary reference intakes for macronutrients and energy. The committee also reiterated that it would apply a “health equity lens” to its recommendations for the upcoming 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), which are updated every five years and inform a variety of federal activities, including nutrition standards for school meals and other supplemental nutrition funding programs, as well as other public health policies and research.