The HHS Hubert H. Humphrey Building Cafeteria Experience: Incorporation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 into Federal Food Service Guidelines.. The HHS Hubert H. Humphrey Building Cafeteria Experience: Incorporation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 into Federal Food Service Guidelines. : Table 19

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October 2008 – December 2010U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) convened to develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. In the first stage, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reviewed the evidence and prepared a report summarizing its findings. In the second stage, the USDA and HHS developed a policy document. In the third and final stage, USDA and HHS developed messages and materials communicating the Dietary Guidelines to the general public.
May 2009Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) began developing wellness best practices and a plan for the federal workforce. GSA led this effort.
October 2009President Obama signed Executive Order 13514, requiring federal agencies to purchase and operate in a more sustainable manner.
 GSA released a request for information to determine the Hospitality Industry’s ability to provide contracted concession services, specifically commercial cafeterias, with a strong emphasis on wellness and sustainability, to government agencies. 
November 2009Deadline for responses to GSA’s RFI. A total of 25 vendors responded to the Request for Information.
February 2010GSA released the Wellness and Sustainability Requirements for Contracts at Federal Facilities.
 Press release announcing that the U.S. Department of State’s cafeteria will use the GSA’s Wellness and Sustainability Requirements for Contracts at Federal Facilities. The U.S. Department of State’s cafeteria was the first to adopt GSA’s Wellness and Sustainability Requirements. GSA, HHS and collaborators initiated the development of the Health and Sustainability Guidelines.
March – July 2010  GSA and HHS developed the request for proposal (RFP) for the Humphrey Building Cafeteria, which was the first building to use the Health and Sustainability Guidelines. This period of time includes writing, revising and finalizing the RFP.
July 2010GSA and HHS received clearance for the draft Health and Sustainability Guidelines to be used in the Humphrey Building Cafeteria RFP.
 Some of the Health and Sustainability Guidelines were implemented in the U.S. Department of the Interior Cafeteria.
 Release of the RFP for Humphrey Building Cafeteria.
August 2010Proposals due for the Humphrey Building Cafeteria.
August – November 2010GSA had conversations with vendors bidding on the Humphrey Building Cafeteria contract to determine the feasibility of implementing the guidelines.
November 2010GSA and HHS awarded the Humphrey Building Cafeteria contract to a new vendor.
December 2010GSA, HHS and collaborators incorporated cross-agency feedback into the Health and Sustainability Guidelines.
January 2011USDA and HHS released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.
February 2011GSA, HHS and collaborators completed the final Health and Sustainability Guidelines based on cross-agency feedback and new guidance from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.
March 2011HHS and GSA released the Health and Sustainability Guidelines. All new contracts use these guidelines. GSA worked with concessions operators to progressively implement the guidelines in federal facilities as contracts expire, and as opportunities to enhance offerings emerge.
 GSA and HHS publicly released the Health and Sustainability Guidelines at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Humphrey Building Cafeteria.