Give change a chance.
Help us tell Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue that we need a diversity of views among the scientists appointed to the advisory committee for the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. If we hope to see real reform, we need real, substantive debate on the expert committee. Final decisions on the makeup of the committee are being made over the next two weeks, so we need to act quickly.
Like it or not, the dietary guidelines matter. Although regulatory and policy issues can seem a little dull, the dietary guidelines affect all of us, even if we are intentionally ignoring them. They affect what our kids learn in school about healthy eating. They affect what our aging parents are fed in their senior communities. They affect what doctors tell our friends about what they should eat for weight loss. They affect obesity rates in our military. The list goes on and on.
Do you have five minutes to send an email to Secretary Perdue? The Nutrition Coalition has drafted a sample email that asks the Secretary to consider several things, including the appointment of an evidence-based policy expert like Stanford Professor John Ioannidis to the committee. Check out the sample email, or draft your own email and send it to Sonny.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just five minutes for a better chance of change. Act now!!