Symposium Session: The Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Addressing Public Health Concerns

This is not a webinar or course for purchase - this is a module for credit claiming for our 2022 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our Symposium; however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) are hugely influential and influence nearly every aspect of federal food policy in the United States. The increased transparency in the process during the 2020-2025 DGAs cycle lead to greater public engagement than ever before. This presentation will review the law that established the DGAs as well as the inclusion/exclusion criteria that were used to provide the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee with data in their review of different dietary patterns for their final report for the Federal government. Finally, we will discuss the potential ways in which the DGAs may evolve in order to address the trends of increasing obesity and diabetes rates in the general public.

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Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
3.3.3, 4.2.6, 8.5.1, 12.1.4
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Jon Clinthorne, PhD, director of nutrition at Simply Good Foods, reports the following relevant disclosure: he is an employee of the Simply Good Foods Company. View our disclosure policy

Simply Good Foods USA, Inc was approved by the CDR to offer 1.0 CPEU for this webinar.

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  • 1.00 CDR


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