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Every five years, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, an independent advisory board made up of scientists and medical experts, reviews and updates the government’s nutrition guidance. These guidelines are important because they affect how school lunches and military meals are administered and how SNAP funds are allocated. Yet, these guidelines only offer one-size-fits-all advice and are largely based on dubious nutrition studies. In this popup podcast, Center for Progress and Innovation Director Julie Gunlock talks to Dr. Richard Williams, the FDA’s former Chief Social Scientist at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Dr. Williams is currently writing a book about the FDA and is also the Board Chair of the Center for Trust in Science, an organization that examines the intersection of law and science. Dr. Williams and Julie talk about the newly released dietary guidelines, why the field of nutrition science is dangerously flawed, why the new alcohol restrictions included in the DGAC are nonsense, and the future of innovation in food production.
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