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Dietary Guidelines Action Alert: Make Your Voice Heard

August 6, 2020

Source: Spirits United / DISCUS

August 4, 2020

Right now, the federal government is currently updating guidance on healthy diets, called the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). For decades, the DGA have provided evidence-based, practical information about diet and health, including the definition of moderate alcohol consumption for adults who choose to drink and advising that some people should not drink at all.

Currently, the DGA states that moderate alcohol consumption for those who choose to consume alcohol is defined as up to two drinks per day for men and one for women.

Now, a small group of advisors is proposing the government slash that definition in half for men, with a shocking lack of scientific support.

That would mean any adult man enjoying two drinks at dinner, during a football game, or at a distillery would suddenly be redefined as not drinking in moderation.

In fact, the advisory group's 835-page report admits that "only 1 study examined differences among men comparing 1 vs 2 drinks."

YOU can help to stop this. We have until Thursday, August 13th to submit public comments to the Administration on this issue.

We need you to ACT NOW and tell Congressional representatives and President Trump's administration that the DGA definition of moderate drinking must be based on sound science and common sense, not anti-drinking bias.

Take action here: https://p2a.co/pT2PiSx


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