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Subject: RE: public records request, 11/11/15

From: "Krinsky, Rachel" <rachel.krinsky@uconn.edu>


Date: 11/23/2015 10:33 AM
To: Peter Heimlich <peter.heimlich@gmail.com>
Dear Mr. Heimlich,
A ached please nd the records responsive to your request.
Very Truly Yours,
n Rachel
__________________________________
Rachel Krinsky Rudnick, JD, CIPP/US
Assistant Director of Compliance/Privacy
Office of Audit, Compliance & Ethics
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Phone: (860) 486-5256 Fax: (860) 486-4527
Email: rachel.krinsky@uconn.edu
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From: Peter Heimlich [mailto:peter.heimlich@gmail.com]


Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 2:15 PM
To: Krinsky, Rachel
Subject: Re: public records request, 11/11/15
Thank you! -- PMH
On 11/12/2015 1:00 PM, Krinsky, Rachel wrote:
Dear Mr. Heimlich,
I am in receipt of your November 11, 2015 FOI request. Your request is being disseminated to appropriate University sta to compile
and review responsive documents that are not otherwise excepted or exempt from disclosure pursuant to the Connec cut Freedom
of Informa on Act and/or other relevant laws.
Once the records relevant to your request have been compiled and reviewed, my oce will in back in contact to discuss the total
charge for copies and the most appropriate manner of transferring those copies to you.
Very Truly Yours,
__________________________________
Rachel Krinsky Rudnick, JD, CIPP/US
Assistant Director of Compliance/Privacy
Oce of Audit, Compliance & Ethics
9 Walters Avenue, Unit 5084
Storrs, Connec cut 06269-5084
Phone: (860) 486-5256 Fax: (860) 486-4527
Email: rachel.krinsky@uconn.edu
Blog: h p://privacy.uconn.edu
REPORTLINE: 1-888-685-2637
REPORTLINE email: reportline@uconn.edu

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shown and delete all copies of this message. This e-mail transmission may contain information that is proprietary, privileged,
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From: Peter Heimlich [mailto:peter.heimlich@gmail.com]


Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 3:09 PM
To: Krinsky, Rachel
Subject: public records request, 11/11/15
To whom it may concern:
This is a request led under any/all applicable public records laws.
The following party co-signed this November 5, 2015 le er to the BMJ (Bri sh Medical Journal) posted on the website of the Center
for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): h p://cspinet.org/bmj-retrac on-le er.html
Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD
Director
Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
University of Connec cut
Storrs, Connec cut, USA
Please provide me with all records associated with the above party's co-signing the November 5, 2015 le er to the BMJ including but
not limited to e-mails and other correspondence with representa ves of the CSPI.
If possible, please provide the records in digital format via e-mail. If your oce wishes to correspond with me, please feel free to do
so via e-mail.
I'm reques ng these records for an ar cle I'm repor ng on my blog therefore this is to request that I be categorized as a member of
the news media. Further, I have no nancial interest in the requested informa on. Therefore this is to request that any fees be
waived and that my request be expedited.
If the fee for comple ng my request exceeds $5, please obtain my wri en approval prior to comple ng this request.
If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you jus fy any and all all dele ons and redac ons by reference to specic
exemp ons of the act. I also expect you to release all segregable por ons of otherwise exempt material.
Thank you for your a en on and please conrm receipt.
Sincerely,
Peter M. Heimlich
3630 River Hollow Run
Peachtree Corners, GA 30096
ph: (208)474-7283
e-mail: Peter.Heimlich@gmail.com
website: h p://medfraud.info
blog: h p://the-sidebar.com

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Subject: FW: Le er to BMJ re Dietary Guidelines--Please respond by Nov. 3


From: "Schwartz, Marlene" <marlene.schwartz@uconn.edu>
Date: 11/19/2015 4:20 PM
To: "Krinsky, Rachel" <rachel.krinsky@uconn.edu>
Hi Rachel,

Here is the correspondence that I have concerning the le er I signed. I didnt save the follow up e mail from Bonnie but as I recall she said she had what she
needed, which was my name and tle.
Thanks,
Marlene

Marlene B. Schwartz, Ph.D.


Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
University of Connec cut

From: Marlene Schwartz <marlene.schwartz@uconn.edu>


Date: Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:18 PM
To: Mary Story <mary.story@duke.edu>, "bliebman@cspinet.org" <bliebman@cspinet.org>
Subject: Re: Le er to BMJ re Dietary Guidelines--Please respond by Nov. 3
Hi Bonnie,
Yes, I will sign this le er. What do you need from me?
Marlene
Marlene B. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Director
Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
University of Connec cut

From: Mary Story <mary.story@duke.edu>


Date: Monday, November 2, 2015 5:09 PM
To: Marlene Schwartz <marlene.schwartz@uconn.edu>
Subject: Le er to BMJ re Dietary Guidelines--Please respond by Nov. 3

Hope you will consider signing to help preserve science and public health. Individuals who want to sign on have to do it by this Wed
Nov 3.
From: Bonnie Liebman
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:36 PM
To: Bonnie Liebman
Subject: Le er to BMJ re Dietary Guidelines--Please respond by Nov. 3

Dear Colleague:
On Sept. 24, the BMJ (formerly the Bri sh Medical Journal) published an inves ga on en tled, The Scien c Report Guiding the US Dietary
Guidelines: Is it Scien c? The ar cle (a ached) was wri en by Nina Teicholz, a journalist and author of The Big Fat Surprise Why Bu er, Meat, &
Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.
The ar cle is riddled with errors. For example, Teicholz claims that the report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Commi ee used weak
scien c standards because it relied on fewer reviews by USDAs Nutri on Evidence Library (NEL) than the 2010 DGAC commi ee and instead
conducted ad hoc examina ons of the scien c literature.
In fact, there were no ad hoc examina ons. The appendices to the 2015 DGAC report specify the search strategy, inclusion criteria, search results,
and AMSTAR ra ngs for the systema c reviews, meta-analyses, and other studies used by the DGAC. The a ached le er documents ten addi onal
factual errors in the ar cle.
(Note: The BMJ ar cle was med to coincide with an October 7 hearing of the House Agriculture Commi ee, where it was used to cri cize the
2015 DGACs scien c integrity.)
The a ached le er urges the BMJ to retract the inves ga on. Please let us know by Tuesday, November 3, if you would like to co-sign the le er.
(Please also feel free to pass it on to your colleagues.)
Thanks,

Bonnie Liebman
bliebman@cspinet.org
_______________________________
Bonnie F. Liebman, MS
Director of Nutri on
Center for Science in the Public Interest
1220 L St., NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
bliebman@cspinet.org
Ph: (202) 777-8335
Fax: (202) 265-4954
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