January 20, 2015

NCC to Dietary Guidelines Committee: ‘Don’t mess with lean meat’

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) in a closed-door meeting last month approved removal of lean meat from proposed healthy diet recommendations. The advisory group is charged with revising Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years. Taking exception, NCC wrote to the committee to reinforce poultry’s role in a healthy, balanced diet. “Including meat and poultry in the diet allows consumers to more easily fulfill their nutrient requirements by providing abundant essential amino acids and macronutrients,” wrote Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., NCC vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.  Read More

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