Changes to Dietary Guidelines Needed to Preserve Our Sanity

question mark over MyPlateSince the most recent incarnation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans was released by the USDA in December 2015, a debate has raged about the scientific process (or lack thereof) used to generate the nutrition policies that dictate how schools, hospitals, and other institutions feed people, and how people across the country think about food.

In response to widespread criticism, the USDA sought public comment about the recommendations this month, and received thousands of submissions. I am convinced that our national nutrition recommendations pose significant risks to brain health that our society cannot emotionally or financially afford. Read my public comment on Psychology Today.

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