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BU: Professor Named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines Committee

Dr. Timothy Naimi, professor of community health sciences at Boston University School of Public Health, has been appointed to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Comprised of 20 nutrition and health experts across the country, the independent advisory committee reviews scientific evidence on topics and questions identified by the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS), to help inform the development of the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Dr. Naimi, who is also a professor at Boston University School of Medicine and a physician and researcher at Boston Medical Center, says he is honored to serve on the committee.

“It is important for the public to understand the best health information about food and beverages, and I’m pleased to be invited to serve on this committee,” Dr. Naimi says.

The dietary guidelines serve as a basis for federal nutrition programs and policies, offering food-related recommendations to promote health and help prevent chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The guidelines are published every five years to reflect the latest research findings on nutrition and health.  

The 2020 advisory committee will begin their work at a public meeting that will be announced in the coming weeks.

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