The report and public comments are simply advice. The USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have the final say in what will be included in the official 2020–2025 USDA Dietary Guidelines later this year.
There will be significant pressure from industry proponents on meat, saturated fat, alcohol, and low-carbohydrate diets in the final guidelines. This industry pressure may come right up against the reality of science and experiences of well people – eating a diet that largely ignores processed foods and highly refined carbohydrates and instead focuses on whole, unprocessed, and nourishing foods to improve personal and public health as well as prevent disease.
IIN has been involved in becoming a powerful national voice in advocating with government officials for a healthier and happier world by supporting organizations directly involved in influencing better dierary guidlines. Additionally, we’re working to make wellness a reality for all by helping make Health Coaches and their services available to more people and continuing to educate on the importance of a holistic, bio-individual approach to health.
We know how valuable Health Coaches can be in the healthcare system to help bridge the gap between doctors and patients and provide the support and resources patients need to reach their health goals. IIN is committed to the success of every graduate making a difference in their communities, and this advocacy work aims to further support our graduates in all that they do.
Darrell Rogers began his career in Washington, D.C., 20 years ago and has worked for members of Congress and several notable nonprofit organizations and political campaigns. More recently, his work has been committed to protecting and promoting holistic healthcare access. Every month, we’re sharing the notable work that Darrell is doing in Washington, D.C., to increase the visibility and recognition of Health Coaches.