NCA Submits Comments to 2020-2025 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Related: NCA Update from the 2020 US Dietary Guidelines Scientific Review

The following is an excerpt from the latest NCA Member Alert

Do you remember the Food Guide Pyramid or MyPlate?

Every 5 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues a new edition of the Dietary Guidelines.  These are dietary recommendations for Americans to practice healthy eating habits. 

Shaped by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), these guidelines have an enormous impact on US perceptions and behaviors regarding nutrition and health, which is why it’s critical to communicate the science on coffee and health.

Dr. Mark Corey, NCA Director of Scientific & Government Affairs, recently attended the 2020-2025 DGAC’s public meeting on July 10th and 11th in Washington, D.C. to observe and learn more about their review process. (Read his recap  from the meeting here.)

Late yesterday, working with our Science Leadership Council (SLC), the NCA submitted comments to inform the DGAC about the large body of scientific evidence that is available on coffee and health, and requested the inclusion of coffee as a healthy beverage option.

Read our comment letter here.

NCA Members can read the full Member Alert here. For more information on benefits of membership, please check out our website at , or e-mail or Mrs. Theresa Bartlett, Director of Member Relations at   

To learn more about coffee and health, please visit our websites at and

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