Should the Latest USDA Dietary Guidelines Be Amended?
A report written by a team of experts on the USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in July 2020 recommended that <6% of daily calories come from added sugars. However, despite the committee’s findings, the 2020-2025 USDA Dietary Guidelines state that <10% of daily calories should come from added sugars. While the USDA says that the new evidence is not substantial enough to support changes to the recommendations for added sugars, some feel that they are being influenced by the sugar and processed food industries.
Despite findings that support <6% of daily calories coming from added sugars, the USDA Dietary Guidelines still recommend <10%. Some worry this is financially motivated. Are you for or against amending the USDA Dietary Guidelines to reduce added sugars?
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