Washington, DC (March 27, 2019) – Today, the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA) released a National Nutrition and Dietary Guidance Framework for the nation’s dietary advice, including the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Upon releasing the framework, the SFPA member companies stated:
“The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance believes that even more can be done to address public health and environmental health concerns through food. As individual companies, we have embraced the call for food industry leadership and continue to improve the nutrition and sustainability of our own products.
“We are very supportive of the Dietary Guidelines and also see them as a place for tremendous opportunity. As the 2020-2025 DGA process begins, we have outlined elements of the process that should continue to be maintained and strengthened. We also believe that the DGA are the right place to explore issues like sustainability and emerging areas like Food is Medicine, in order to turn the tide on food- and nutrition-related public health concerns and ensure the food industry plays our part to address climate change.
“Taken together, the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance believes that leadership from food companies and the food industry – as well as the continued strengthening of the Dietary Guidelines – can support a food system that supports public health and feeds everyone in a way that is good for the planet.”
Read the SFPA’s full framework here.
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.