What I bring to you today is a first for me: The US Department of Health opens up the possibility for everyone to give their opinion (and take into account) about the report I sent you last Tuesday, entitled “New North American dietary guidelines, a lot again … good and also questionable.
Before continuing I have to recognize my mistake
I assumed that the report of the Advisory Committee for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines and its recommendations was done, that is, I considered it valid that the report in question was the final one on which the guidelines were going to be established. in question. But no, it is a preliminary report on which the Department of Agriculture ( USDA ) will later work to, at the end of 2015, offer the guides in question. In short, the entry of the other day was a report of a committee of experts that was sent to be used in an advisory manner by those who will finally develop the final guidelines.
Well, apologies apart, the fact is that in addition to this report by experts, who will end up fixing the aforementioned guidelines have decided to open a consultative period aimed at the general population so that it makes its comments, improvements, proposals, etc. report in question … can you imagine that …?
Can you imagine that our health ministry gave the opportunity for its citizens to contribute their suggestions to elaborate food guides? It would be unusual … and for what to date is known as probable as the existence of pink unicorns. So I smelled for the Americans (at least in what this case).
- The possibility to make them arrive ends on May 8.
- You will have to use 250 words or less for each of your contributions … although there is the possibility of accompanying them with attachments.
- It can not take more than 20 minutes to complete the contributions (it is suggested to make them separately and then copy-paste them in the form).
In addition to the popular consultation itself, I have been quite struck by the fact that it is not necessary to be a US citizen to make contributions … they are open to comments from anywhere in the world . Surprising. Wonderful and surprising.
Well, who is encouraged to tell them that, given the original recommendations of the report in question, it seems that too many trusts are deposited in the food industry so that it proposes solutions and reformulates its products to improve its nutritional profile? The basis of healthy eating … was not focused mainly on “natural” foods … what then paints so much industry and so much reformulation?
What is promised is debt
In addition to what has been said, it is time to make public the suggestions of a couple of readers who took my word when I offered the possibility to send me their interpretation of “my” food guides in the post saga “if I made some food guides” . As sure as you remember, my proposal was this … and these have been the contributions of