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July 12, 2020 - Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine

USA: Doctors Call on Dietary Guidelines To Ditch Dairy To Fight Health Disparities

USA: Doctors Call on Dietary Guidelines To Ditch Dairy To Fight Health Disparities
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Doctors, nurses, and dietitians have joined the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—a nonprofit with more than 12,000 doctor members—in co-signing a letter that calls on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services to “ensure that the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans indicate that dairy products are unnecessary and warn of their particular health toll on people of color.”

In the letter, sent to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and HHS Secretary Alex Azar on July 9, the health care professionals write: “Unhealthful foods contribute to a wide range of health problems, many of which take a particular toll in Black and Latinx communities. Federal nutrition policy, including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, has played a role in exacerbating these disparities.”

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