Federal Dietary and Physical Activity Guidelines

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:

ACS and ACS CAN are pleased to provide comments for the first time for the topics and scientific questions under consideration for the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

ACS CAN submitted comments to the World Health Organization on its Draft Global Action Plan on Physical Inactivity 2018-2030.

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 oral comments to inform the work of the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee.

ACS and ACS CAN provided oral testimony to a National Academies study committee charged with reviewing the process to update the Dietary 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 and partners sent a letter to Senate leadership and appropriators advocating that riders undermining the science base and the public health benefits of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans not be included on any omnibus Fiscal Year 2016 Appro

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and partners sent a letter to House leadership and appropriators advocating that riders undermining the science base and the public health benefits of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans not be included on any omnibus Fiscal Year 2016 Approp