Dietary Guidelines Advisory Report Addresses Obesity

WASHINGTON — The Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, was released here Tuesday for public comment.The report is unprecedented in addressing the obesity epidemic, described by the panel as “the single greatest threat to public health in this century,” said Penelope Slade-Sawyer, Health and Human Services’ deputy assistant secretary for Health Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, during a conference call Monday.

WASHINGTON — The Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, was released here Tuesday for public comment.

The scientific report is advisory in nature and based on guidance from an independent panel of experts. Its recommendations will inform federal policy on dietary guidance.

The report is unprecedented in addressing the obesity epidemic, described by the panel as “the single greatest threat to public health in th

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