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 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.