For the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, there was an unprecedented level of concern

“Very Disappointing,” Walter Willett, Harvard Chan School of Public Health

“These Guidelines are effectively useless,” and “The Guidelines are a national embarrassment…It is a sad day for public health. It is a day of shame.”  David L. Katz, Yale-Griffin Prevention Program

The Food Cops and Their Ever-Changing Menu of Taboos
Wall Street Journal (2015)
David A. McCarron, M.D., F.A.C.P., Visiting Professor with the Department of Nutrition, University of California-Davis.

Government Food Cops are Out to Lunch
Wall Street Journal (2015)
Cheryl Achterberg, PhD, Dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, former member of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (2010).

Keep Dietary Guidance Evidence Based
Star Tribune (2015)
Joanne Slavin, PhD, Professor, University of Minnesota, former member of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (2010).

Why is the Federal Government Afraid of Fat?
New York Times (2015)
Dariush Mozaffarian, PhD, Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, and David Ludwig, PhD, MD, Harvard Medical School.

Make Science and Public Health the Focus of the Dietary Guidelines
The Hill (2015)
Jeff Volek, PhD, Department of Kinesiology, the University of Connecticut and Stephen Phinney, PhD, MIT.

What the Government’s Dietary Guidelines May Get Wrong
The New Yorker (2015)
Sam Apple, journalist and writer.

The Scientific Report Guiding the US Dietary Guidelines: Is It Scientific?
British Medical Journal (2015)
Nina Teicholz, author and science journalist.

Mainstream news coverage generated by the article in BMJ:

Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Playing Politics with Our Health
Roll Call (2015)
Jeff Volek, PhD, Department of Kinesiology, the University of Connecticut.

Why Do Dietary Guidelines Keep Failing? Weak Evidence Invalidated by Rigorous Research
San Diego Union Tribune (2015)
Bradley Fikes, biotechnology reporter.

The Government’s Bad Diet Advice
New York Times (2015)
Nina Teicholz, author and science journalist.

Food Guidelines Are Broken. Why Aren’t They Being Fixed?
Newsweek (2015)
Jeff Volek, PhD, Department of Kinesiology, the University of Connecticut.

“Dietary Guidelines for Americans Science or …?”
Protein Power blog (2015)
Michael R. Eades, M.D.

“Advisory Committee’s Violations of Federal Low Threaten Credibility of 2015 Dietary Guidelines”
Forbes (2015)
Glenn G. Lammi, contributor.

“Next Time Government Gives You Dietary Advice, Consider Doing the Opposite”
Reason,com (2015)
David Harsanyi, columnist, senior editor.

“The Red Meat, Eggs, Far, and Salt”
Reason.com (2015)
Ronald Bailey, science correspondent, columnist, and author.

 

There was concern before 2015 as well. Read here.