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Thursday, July 2, 2015  
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There is a move to defund the Dietary Guidelines in the Agriculture and Health and Human Services Appropriations bills and is questioning the evidence analysis process.  The integrity of the science is being challenged by non-nutrition professionals, and we need you to set the record straight. Only 5.2 % of Academy members have taken action - we need to improve that number!

The vote has been postponed until after the July 4 recess, so there is still time to ask your member of Congress to vote "yes” on an amendment that protects the integrity and science of the Dietary Guidelines process.

Be sure to contact your members of Congress and ask them to remove language from appropriations bills that would restrict the implementation of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines are available here.