Public Meeting for Oral Testimony on the Scientific Report of the
2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
March 24, 2015
The public meeting for oral testimony on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will be held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the following date and location:
Location: NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)
Masur Auditorium, RM 1C108
NIH Bethesda Campus
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In-Person: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invite the public to attend the public meeting for oral testimony on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. There is ample seating in the Masur Auditorium for those who wish to attend in-person.
Oral Testimony*: HHS and USDA invite requests from the public to present three minutes of oral testimony to HHS and USDA officials on the Advisory Report at the March 24, 2015 public meeting. Registration capacity is limited to 70 individuals confirmed to speak and an additional 10 who are not confirmed to speak but are on stand-by (if time remains) to provide oral testimony. Capacity will be filled in the order received. Confirmation by e-mail will include further instructions for participation.
Requests to present oral testimony can be made by registering for the event and selecting “In-Person with Oral Testimony”. You must include a written outline of the intended testimony not exceeding one page in length. In addition, the public is encouraged to provide written comments (separate from oral testimony) submitted electronically through the public comments database at www.DietaryGuidelines.gov. The period for written comments has been extended from April 8, 2015 to May 8, 2015.
*Capacity for oral testimony participants has been filled; however, ample seating is available for those interested in attending in person.
Webcast: The meeting will be accessible by public webcast at videocast.nih.gov for those who cannot attend in-person. (Please note: Oral testimony is in-person only.)
Meeting Materials: Draft agenda and other meeting materials will be available on www.DietaryGuidelines.gov prior to the webcast.
Past Meetings: Information regarding the seven public meetings of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (e.g., agendas, slides,webcast recordings, and meeting summaries) are available at http://www.health.gov/