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Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Rowe, Sylvia MA; Alexander, Nick BA

doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e3182118c65
Nutrition and Communications

A refreshing look at a process that is now approaching middle age

Sylvia Rowe, MA, is an adjunct professor at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also the president of SR Strategy, a health, nutrition, food safety, and risk communications and issue management consultancy located in Washington, DC. Previously, Ms. Rowe served as president and chief executive officer of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation, nonprofit organizations that communicate science-based information of food safety and nutrition issues to health professionals, journalists, government officials, educators, and consumers.

Nick Alexander, BA, is former senior media counselor for the IFIC Foundation, Washington, DC. He holds a degree of bachelor of arts from Harvard University. A former network correspondent with ABC News, Mr Alexander has been, for the past decade, tracking and writing about science communications issues and the evolving challenge to public acceptance of credible science.

Correspondence: Sylvia Rowe, MA, 1100 Connecticut Ave, NW, #1000, Washington, DC 20036 (

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