Healthy People (HP) provides a strategic framework for a national prevention agenda and communicates a vision for improving health and achieving health equity. Diet is a key contributor to disparities in many chronic diseases. Therefore, it is important to understand how nutrition-related behaviors contribute to these health disparities. This session will summarize key results from disparities analyses of HP2020 nutrition and weight status (NWS) objectives, review available HP web-based tools for accessing and using these data, and describe NWS objectives for HP2030. These objectives target improving food security, fruit and vegetable consumption, dietary intake; and reducing overweight and obesity. This session will explore disparities among at-risk populations based on race/ethnicity, sex, geography, and socioeconomic status; identify potential public health priorities to reduce chronic disease risk; and offer dietitians and other public health professionals tools for research and education to improve health.
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 12.1.1 Advocates for and promotes food and nutrition programs and resources to address issues of food insecurity, nutritional health and
overall health and wellness.
- 12.3.1 Designs programs, interventions, or initiatives based on assessment and surveillance data and evidence-based literature.
- 8.1.5 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout
the lifespan, and their role in health promotion and disease
- Describe how nutrition professionals can utilize Healthy People data and resources in their diverse communities and practices
- Identify web-based resources that showcase the HP 2020/2030 NWS objective data, with a focus on disparities.
- Define populations and public health priorities that need additional investment to reduce chronic disease risk and promote health equity
- Bryan Bassig, PhD, MPH
- Bramaramba Kowtha, MS, RDN, LDN