Sunday, July 26, 2020

Nina Teicholz: TwitterStorm to #DelaytheDGA TODAY

From: Nina Teicholz

thebigfatsurprise.com

The Nutrition Coalition is joining nutrition groups across the country in a TwitterStorm

TODAY from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm EST  to urge a delay in the release of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) expert report.  

Join us in this important effort to raise awareness and call for reform.

With just a few short weeks left until the release of the final expert report by the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC),

there is a growing chorus of concerns regarding the report's narrow scope and flawed scientific process.

Multiple groups, as well as a Member of Congress have urged a delay of this report, to ensure adequate time to review and address the concerns.  

The Nutrition Coalition is concerned about numerous issues in the current process including: 

• The fact that the Dietary Guidelines only addresses healthy Americans,
without any diagnosis of a chronic disease,
despite the fact that this is a minority of our population and that the Guidelines are administered
, via school lunch programs,
feeding programs for the elderly, etc., to sick and well alike;

• The exclusion, by the DGAC, of virtually all clinical trials on weight loss;

• The exclusion of the last decade of science on saturated fats, which cumulatively show that these fats do not have an effect on cardiovascular or total mortality;

• The exclusion of virtually all science on low-carbohydrate diets; 

• The continued use of a 'black box' methodology that is not transparent about how data is evaluated or graded; 

• The lack of transparency about major conflicts of interest on the DGAC. 

Please take action NOW!

I have included draft posts below you can customize and post on your social media channels.

We also ask you to consider sending a letter to your member of Congress by visiting

:  https://www.nutritioncoalition.us/take-action


Thank you,

Nina Teicholz

• WHO: ALL nutrition groups and individuals who want to see a delay in the 2020 Dietary Guidelines until they are a trustworthy, reliable document that can start to reverse the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases in America.

• WHAT: Use hashtag: #DelayTheDGA

• Tag: @USDA @HHSGov @HouseAgDems @HouseAgGOP @SenateAgGOP @SenateAg

• WHEN: TODAY at11:00 am EST through 3:00 pm EST

• WHY: To show overwhelming and diverse support for delaying the Guidelines by flooding Twitter feeds

Sample Social Media Posts

The next iteration of the DietaryGuidelines is on track to include the same outdated science as years before.

Currently, Adult obesity rate in U.S. is 42.4%.

How can Guidelines be effective if they ignore most Americans?

#DelayTheDGA & review ALL the science!

.@HouseAgDems @HouseAgGOP Given Congressional oversight of the DietaryGuidelines we urge you to

#DelaytheDGA until the Advisory Committee has enough time to review ALL the science & addresses crucial methodology concerns.

A flawed, biased process does a disservice to Americans.

.@SenateAgGOP @SenateAg

Given Congressional oversight of the DietaryGuidelines we urge you to

#DelayTheDGA until the Advisory Committee has enough time to review ALL the science & addresses crucial methodology concerns.

A flawed, biased process does a disservice to Americans.

DietaryGuidelines Advisory Committee's charter doesn't expire until October.

Why rush the process and cut corners on science?

#DelayTheDGA until there's enough time to address all of its shortfalls. @HouseAgDems @HouseAgGOP @SenateAgGOP @SenateAg

Americans deserve nutrition policy that will ensure the health and wellbeing of every individual.

#DelayTheDGA until the expert committee has adequate time to examine ALL the science. @USDA @HHSGov @HouseAgDems @HouseAgGOP @SenateAgGOP @SenateAg

.@USDA @HHSGov We need #DietaryGuidelines not just for healthy people.

Evidence shows those w/ underlying conditions,
including obesity and diabetes were more at risk for severe complications from COVID.

#DelayTheDGA until it provides options for ALL Americans.

Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.

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