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VRG Submits Comments to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Posted on March 14, 2014 by Nina Casalena, The VRG Blog Editor

On March 3, 2014, The Vegetarian Resource Group respectfully submitted comments to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee regarding information about vegetarian and vegan diets to be included in the 8th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Drawing from a wealth of literature related to vegetarian and vegan nutrition, VRG suggested the following:

  • Continue to include detailed, specific information about vegetarian and vegan diets.
  • Provide specific information about foods to avoid/eat less.
  • Reconsider the use of 3 cup-equivalents of dairy per day.
  • Consider the Impact of Dietary Choices on Food System Sustainability.

Click here to read the full Dietary Guidelines Testimony.

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