USDA/HHS Commitment to Evidence-Based Process
USDA and HHS fully committed to using an evidence-based, systematic review methodology to support development of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) Report.
- This rigorous, transparent methodology, designed to minimize bias, enabled the departments to comply with the Data Quality Act, which mandates that the government ensure the quality, objectivity, utility and integrity of the information used to develop Federal guidance.
- The USDA Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) assisted the committee in synthesizing the scientific evidence which forms the foundation of the DGAC Report.
- All research protocols, literature selection decisions, evidence summary materials and graded conclusion statements are posted in the NEL for public review.
Navigate the 2010 DGAC
Systematic Review Content
To review the conclusion statements and evidence portfolios of the 2010 DGAC, click DGAC 2010 on the top or side navigation bar and select your topic of interest.
The Methodology link describes the NEL evidence-based systematic review process used to support the 2010 DGAC.
Frequently asked questions and related links provide more information relevant to the 2010 DGAC evidence-based systematic review.
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Report of the
for Americans, 2010