Action Alert: 9 Hours Left! Have You Commented Yet?



Action Alert

Countdown for Comments on US Dietary Guidelines


Thank you to everyone who commented already. We submitted our comments this morning and with your support we can make sure that the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for alcohol are maintained.

If you have not had the chance to comment, you still have 9 hours to make your voice heard. The US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is proposing to alter the definition of "moderate drinking" and to encourage moderate drinking as part of a healthy diet. You must submit comments by tonight at 10:59 pm.  Comment now by clicking here.

Already advocates from across the country have commented on the failure of the proposed guidelines to define moderate, heavy and binge drinking. It is easy to comment and doesn't take much time at all.

All you need to do is submit your contact information which can remain private, check the box for "General Comment" under Topics, and say "We urge you to retain the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines regarding moderate alcohol consumption." Click submit and you will have contributed to the public dialogue on this critical public health issue.

To view comments written by advocates from across the country, click here.

For more information on the proposed guidelines, or for talking points to help you draft your comments, click here for a fact sheet created by the US Alcohol Policy Alliance, or contact Grace at


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