January 19, 2023

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the appointment of 20 nationally recognized scientists to serve on the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Dr. Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Director of the Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy, has been appointed and is the first Indigenous woman to ever serve on this committee.

The Committee will be tasked with reviewing the current body of science on key nutrition topics and developing a scientific report that includes its independent assessment of the evidence and recommendations for HHS and USDA as they develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

For more information, visit usda.gov.