Dairy and Racism in The Federal Dietary Guidelines w/ Dr. Milton Mills

Season #1 Episode #2

In this episode I speak with Dr. Milton Mills, a critical care physician in the Washington DC area, and a long time plant-based nutrition advocate and expert.

We discuss the history, impact, and biases of the federal dietary and nutrition guidelines and how they might not be as objective as many assume.

This episode includes:
- what the USDA federal dietary guideline are
- the history of the dietary guidelines
- Who/what influences the guidelines
- How the federal nutrition guidelines are racially biased
- how  lack of diversity and racial bias can harm health care outcomes

Milton Mills, MD practices medicine in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine and as a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He has been a major contributor to position papers presented by PCRM to the United States Department of Agriculture regarding Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and has been the lead plaintiff in PCRM’s class action lawsuit that asks for warning labels on milk.

Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has published several research journal articles dealing with racial bias in federal nutrition policy.

Visit Dr. Mills's website to learn more: https://drmiltonmillsplantbasednation.com/