ACS CAN supports ensuring that the federal nutrition and physical activity guidelines are kept up-to-date and reflect the current science with respect to healthy eating, active living, and cancer risk.
Federal Dietary and Physical Activity Guidelines Resources:
The ACS and ACS CAN appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Overall, we strongly support the conclusions and recommendations in the report. The following comments provide additional information on diet’s role in cancer and specific recommendations for those tasked with finalizing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).
ACS and ACS CAN provided comments to the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, a federal advisory committee charged with reviewing the science and making recommendations to inform the update of the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
ACS and ACS CAN provided comments to a National Academies study committee on the process for selecting the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Our comments include recommendations for reducing conflicts of interest and including committee members with the appropriate expertise.
ACS CAN signed on to a letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee leadership asking them to pass H.R. 1499, the Physical Activity Recommendations for Americans Act. The bill would require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to publish updated science-based physical activity recommendations every ten years.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments to the General Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as it began the process to update its Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Concessions and Vending.