NMPF: 2021 Holds Promise

National Milk Producers Federation President CEO Jim Mulhern says 2021 holds promise, with a big to-do list. In the new Congress, the organization seeks to advance dairy’s needs within COVID-19 relief legislation. Meanwhile, child nutrition programs are up for reauthorization, offering a chance to maintain and expand dairy options in school meals and build upon […]

NMPF: New Federal Dietary Guidelines Are Good News For Dairy

In late December, the USDA rolled out the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In the updated DGA, the federal government continued to recommend three servings of low-fat and non-fat dairy products for a healthy diet. In addition, not only did dairy remain its own group, dairy was recognized as a source of under-consumed nutrients, such […]

USDA: Dietary Guidelines Can Be Customized

The ability to customize recommendations is one focus of the latest edition of the dietary guidelines for Americans. “The guideline makes it clear that you can take the framework of the guidelines and you can tailor your diet to your preferences, to your cultural background, even to your financial needs to make sure that that […]

USDA, HHS Announce Updated Dietary Guidelines

Earlier this week, the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services released the 2020-2025 edition of the Dietary  Guidelines for Americans. “Together we’re excited to present the newest edition of our nation’s dietary guidelines,” noted Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. “These guidelines represent many years of hard work and dedication that reflects increased transparency, […]

Egg Board New Dietary Guidelines Show Benefits Of Eating Eggs

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee recently released its official scientific report. For the first time the organization is recommending “what to eat for health”, with specific guidelines for children from birth to two years old. The committee recently highlighted that the diets of pregnant women, infants and toddlers can be improved by including […]

American Dairy Coalition Calls for Whole Milk to Return to Schools

The American Dairy Coalition wants to bring whole milk back to U.S. school lunchrooms. According to the proposed Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025, whole milk will continue to be banned from schools across the nation. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines are only updated and published every five years. The coalition said, “the time is now to […]

USDA Posts 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Final Report

Last week, the USDA posted the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s final scientific report. The report will inform USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services as they co-develop the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines will provide recommendations on what to eat and drink to promote health and prevent chronic disease. Moving into […]

Dairy Farmers Oppose Whole Milk Ban in Schools

The American Dairy Coalition recently sent a letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar regarding whole milk. The coalition, which represents dairy farmers, told both department heads that they’re unhappy about the possibility the report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will recommend continuing a ban on whole […]

Nutrition Coalition Urges Delay, Review of Dietary Guidelines

The Nutrition Coalition alleges there is a serious threat to the integrity and trustworthiness of the nation’s federal nutrition policy. On Wednesday, the coalition released allegations made by one or more members of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, under the direction of the USDA. The coalition expressed concerns about the committee’s process and in particular, […]