What Will the Government Say Next About Fat?

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has recommended that—for the first time since 1980—there be no upper limit on total fat intake.

In response to the news, a New York Times Op-Ed had this to say:

The limit on total fat is an outdated concept, an obstacle to sensible change that promotes harmful low-fat foods, undermines efforts to limit refined grains and added sugars, and discourages the food industry from developing products higher in healthy fats. Fortunately, the people behind the Dietary Guidelines understand that. Will the government, policy makers and the food industry take notice this time?

It will be interesting to watch this unfold. Will the recommendation make the final guidelines? How will consumer perceptions of fat change—and how will manufacturers approach the change?