Angela Frances Posted over 1 year ago Join in shaping the dietary guidelines of the future by removing the USDA from it. I think removing the USDA from all involvement in dietary guidelines is an excellent idea!!! Each state is capable of directing their schools and public institutions on the dietary needs of their populous. If you look at the state of our kids health, it stinks. Low income kids eat primarily at school and the food they eat is highly processed and full of high fructose corn syrup, a substance proven to lead to obesity. Who believes the USDA doesn't have political motivation behind their recommendations? White bread, hot dogs, nachos, pancakes with syrup, mac and cheese, crackers and lunch meat, soda pop, high sugar energy drinks, it's all garbage and doesn't really qualify as nutrition. Calories and nutrition are not interchangeable unless for a brief period of time and for survival! When introduced to real food options in kindergarten, kids acquire a taste for better food. Again, I think the individual states would do a much better job at setting and regulating proper nutritional guidelines. This would make local involvement by both parents, teachers, senators and governors greater and hold them all more accountable. USDA needs to be trimmed down, updated and restructured. I agree all food (food products) in this country need to be identified as GMO if appropriate, better yet, do away with GMO food.