USDA Dietary Guidelines Ignore Expert Advice to Cut Back on Sugar and Alcohol

By Julia Weis

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Public comments remain a critical component of these and other federal guidelines.

“Comments can raise the profile of an issue, help affected communities speak up, and show policymakers that their proposal is broadly unpopular,” according to The Center for Law and Social Policy. “A high quantity and high quality of comments can also delay publication of a final rule. That’s because the administration is legally required to read and consider every unique comment submitted.”

 

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