Nearly Half of US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Members Have Conflicts of Interest

| December 1, 2023 | Leave a Comment

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Date of Publication: October

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: Oakland, CA

Publisher: U.S. Right to Know

Author(s): Hana Mensendiek , Becky Morrison, Tanya Pampalone et al.

This report provides disclosure of conflicts of interest of the 20 members of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee who determine the national Dietary Guidelines for America. The report found that almost half of the members had a medium to high risk of conflict of interest due to connections with industry actors.

The aim of this report is to provide fuller disclosure of conflicts of interest of the members of the 2025 DGAC, including financial and other ties during the last five years to the food, pharmaceutical, grocery, and other industries with a stake in the outcome of the dietary guidelines.

Read the full report here or download it from the link above.

This report was also covered in the New York Times, Food Industry Influence Could Cloud the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, a New Report Says,  and in the UK by The Guardian, US nutrition panel’s ties to top food giants revealed in new report

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