Nearly 700 Salud America! Members Spoke Up for Healthy Dietary Guidelines!


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You wanted healthier guidelines and spoke up to make it happen!

To fuel change in Latino and all communities, Salud America! recently asked its national network to take action by submitting comments to the USDA, as it works to develop its 2020-2025 national dietary guidelines.

USDA received 5,800 public comments, including 639 from Salud America! members (11% of all comments)!

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Every 5 years the USDA updates the national dietary guidelines in order to promote healthy living and prevent chronic disease.

latino kids in a school food lunch lineRegular updates to the guidelines are mandated through the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990, according to

As the next cycle of updates rapidly approaches, many are looking to the USDA in hopes of getting science based solutions and guidance on how to maintain a healthy diet.

Unlike previous versions, the 2020-2025 guidelines will provide recommendations for women who are pregnant and children, from 0 to 2 years of age.

As part of this campaign advocates from Salud America!‘s network asked for three things:

  1. guidelines to encourage plant-based meals and (including meat alternative sources of protein);
  2. specific guidelines on duration, frequency and volume of milk while breastfeeding infants (vs. combined recommendations for formula and breastmilk); and
  3. guidelines to reduce and prevent the over consumption of sugar from sugar sweetened beverages.

A big thanks goes out to those who joined this effort and took action to have their voice heard!

Next Steps

For more action opportunities stay tuned to our Take Action page and e-blasts.

Provide input on National Physical Activity Guidelines for Kids, through April 2, 2018.

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for every Latino neighborhood, compared to 3 for every non-Latino neighborhood

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