Dietary Guidelines Comment Campaign Ends Thursday

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Florida, Georgia

Thursday is the last day to have your voice heard and tell the Dietary Guidelines Committee that you support beef as a part of a healthy diet. If you’ve not submitted a comment through the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) before, this is the perfect opportunity because the decisions the committee makes this year will last until the guidelines are updated again in five years.

A few weeks ago, NCBA launched its grassroots campaign to highlight the #BenefitsofBeef campaign and has been calling on cattle producers to submit public comments in support of federal dietary guidelines that recognize beef’s role in a healthy diet.

Americans have until Aug. 13 to submit official comments as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) work to finalize the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs).

NCBA has engaged for the past two years to ensure the Dietary Guidelines are focused on nutrition and based on sound science. While NCBA does applaud the DGAC’s recommendations, anti-meat advocates are working to downplay the important role meat plays in these guidelines.

Producers can file comments by clicking here.