How to Comment on MyPlate & 2015 DGAs
Sending the USDA a comment
Submitting a comment is easy and will take only a few minutes of your time.
The public comment period for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will close May 8 2015.
Why Submit a Comment?
- Give the USDA valuable information on the public's perspective
- Help identify issues or solutions that the agency might not have initially considered
- Make your voice heard!
To Submit Your Comment Online:
Write a comment of 5000 characters or less expressing why YOU support a symbol for water on the MyPlate graphic. (See links, below, for sample comments). Save it in plain text.
SELECT and COPY your comment text
CLICK on USDA link for DGA comments
PASTE your comment into the comment box
Click on UPLOAD FILES to attach supporting documents (e.g., Op-ed, journal article) from your files
FILL IN required “first name” and “last name” boxes and follow the instructions to submit your comment. You will need to check the box for Part D, Chapter 1, section, “Food Groups — Current Intakes and Trends.”
Please consider emailing a copy of your comment to Nutrition Policy Institute:
And ask your friends, family and colleagues to submit a comment in favor of water and a symbol for it on MyPlate, too!
“Water: First for Thirst.”