Okay, okay… I know it feels like we just got new guidelines and I haven’t actually written about my internship in a little while, but bear with me!
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is put out every 5 years. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will hold 5 meetings before the relase of the 2015 Guidelines and the DGAC takes public comments at these meetings and on the website. The second meeting will be held next week, October 3 and 4. It’s too late to sign up to make in-person comments at the NIH (which is an amazing campus, btw) but you can still sign up to watch the webcast and see what’s being said at this meeting. Here’s the link: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015.asp
And if you want to make comments, but can’t be there in person, go here: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2015/comments/default.aspx
Remember, it’s important to stay aware of these things! So get inolved (even if it’s just reading the comments.)
And another post about the internship coming soon!