Federal Committee: We Need Fat Interventions At Worksites

The federal committee charged with creating nutrition guidelines for Americans is calling for fat interventions at workplaces.

During a presentation at the sixth meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) on Friday, the committee said government needs to take “bold action” to fight obesity.

The solutions included “comprehensive” obesity interventions in “health care, the community, public health facilities, and work sites.”

“The public should monitor body weight and engage with providers in evidence-based approaches aimed at achieving and maintaining healthy body weight,” the panel said in a presentation on “Food and Nutrient Intakes, and Health.”

The committee, which is responsible for creating new nutrition standards that are used to create policy at the federal level, has previously called for moving Americans to “plant-based” diets, and using text message interventions to get people to lose weight.