The 2010 Dietary Guideline committee is at work revising the 2005 Dietary Guidelines which is mandated by Federal law to be done every five years under the direction of either Health and Human Services (HHS) or U.S. Dept of Agriculture (USDA). HHS took the lead in 2005 and this time around the USDA is taking the lead. The work of the committee and staff will conclude with the publication of the revised guidelines in fall of 2010.
I attended meeting #2 on January 29 and 30 (2009). To learn about the process for formulating the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and eavesdrop on the dialogue between the public and committee members—leading health and nutrition researchers—link to my detailed download.