Defending the Credibility of Dietary Guidelines 

Every five years, the federal government updates the Dietary Guidelines to provide Americans with updated nutritional advice that is based on sound science. During the process, it is critical to protect the scientific credibility of Dietary Guidelines and promote accurate information about the nutritional advantages of beef as part of a balanced diet.

Read NBCA's Dietary Guidelines policy. 

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What's at Steak?

NCBA is closely monitoring the Dietary Guidelines process to ensure that all decisions are science-based, and that anti-animal agriculture activists do not try and skew the process in their favor. Some activist groups have proposed including “sustainability” considerations in the new guidelines – code for saying that beef consumption should be heavily reduced or eliminated. Eliminating meat from the world’s diets will not end or even significantly impact climate change, and it will make the world’s consumers less healthy and more at risk for malnutrition.