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Taylor Chris 825x990The United States Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) announced the appointment of 20 nationally recognized nutrition and public health experts to serve on the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee). Dr. Christopher Taylor, Professor and Director of Medical Dietetics in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, was recently appointed to serve on the Committee.

Updating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) is a scientifically rigorous, multi-year process. The Committee is tasked with reviewing the current body of nutrition science and developing a scientific report that includes its independent, science-based advice for HHS and USDA to consider. The Committee’s review, along with public comments on its scientific report and agency input, will help inform HHS and USDA as they develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030.

“It is humbling to be able to serve on a committee that has an impact on the national standard of healthy eating. The work of the Committee provides a diet quality metric for the landscape of food and nutrition policy, program implementation, clinical practice and health promotion efforts,” said Dr. Taylor.

Committee members have substantial health equity expertise in human nutrition and experience conducting research with diverse populations, their nomination packages were evaluated by the HHS and USDA departments on professional experience, educational background, demonstrated scientific expertise, and having balanced and diverse membership.

Dr. Taylor serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, has served as Chair of the Research Dietetic Practice Group and an Evidence Analyst for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is a recipient of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior President’s Award.

Learn more about Dr. Taylor and Ohio State’s Master of Dietetics and Nutrition program.