2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Cross-Cutting Topics of Public Health Importance
Although sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars are receiving particular focus here, it is important to consider these aspects of the diet in the context of a healthy dietary pattern. A healthy dietary pattern has little room for sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars. That said, these components of the diet are modifiable, and strategies at various levels of the socio-ecologic model, ranging from policy to consumer education, can promote shifts in intake to support healthy dietary patterns.
For additional information, see: Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, Part D. Chapter 6: Cross-Cutting Topics of Public Health Importance. Information in the report was vetted by the full committee and presented at public meetings; however, more detailed supporting information on each specific systematic review is available on the NEL website. Below are links to the questions answered using a NEL systematic review approach.
For 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Subcommittee work structure and member organization, see Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Appendix E-9.
- What is the relationship between sodium intake and blood pressure in children?
- What is the relationship between sodium intake and cardiovascular disease?
Last Updated: 02/02/2015