Food Science Challenge: Translating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to Bring About Real Behavior Change

Sylvia Rowe, Nick Alexander, Nelson Almeida, Richard Black, Robbie Burns, Laina Bush, Patricia Crawford, Nancy Keim, Penny Kris-Etherton, Connie Weaver

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Abstract

Food scientists and nutrition scientists (dietitians and nutrition communicators) are tasked with creating strategies to more closely align the American food supply and the public's diet with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). This paper is the result of 2 expert dialogues to address this mandate, which were held in Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., in early October 2010 between these 2 key scientific audiences. It is an objective that has largely eluded public health experts over the past several decades. This document takes the perspective of food scientists who are tasked with making positive modifications to the food supply, both in innovating and reformulating food products, to respond to both the DGA recommendations, and to consumer desires, needs, and choices. The paper is one of two to emerge from those October 2010 discussions; the other article focuses on the work of dietitians and nutrition communicators in effecting positive dietary change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Food Science
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Dietary guidelines
  • Food scientists
  • Nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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Rowe, S., Alexander, N., Almeida, N., Black, R., Burns, R., Bush, L., Crawford, P., Keim, N., Kris-Etherton, P., & Weaver, C. (2011). Food Science Challenge: Translating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to Bring About Real Behavior Change. Journal of Food Science, 76(1). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.01973.x