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Dietary Guidelines online learning

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025: What RDNs Need to Know – Working Together to Help Americans Make Every Bite Count

Explore the new USDA Dietary Guidelines and discover what every RDN needs to know!

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00


This webinar was presented live on March 31, 2021.

Join speakers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services to explore the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025! This 90-minute session will walk through the four Guidelines and their supporting Key Recommendations for all Americans, with a special lens on what RDNs need to know—such as translating the 85/15 guide, understanding how added sugars and saturated fats are considered in the patterns, and communicating the science behind alcohol limits. Speakers will focus on the new and updated guidance, including a heightened focus on the key pillars of nutrient-dense dietary patterns and emphasis on using the Dietary Guidelines as a framework to customize in ways that meet budgetary considerations and personal preferences, and that respect the diverse cultures and foodways in the United States. Presenters will showcase new professional and consumer resources, including newly released MyPlate digital tools that can be personalized to better meet Americans where they are, by starting simple, with the ultimate goal of making every bite count. This initial session will be longer in part to ensure we provide time for discussion, both to answer your questions and to hear your ideas on what resources would be useful moving forward. Future sessions in this series will be developed based on feedback and interest from attendees.

CPE Level: 2
CPEU: 1.5

Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  • 12.3.5 Takes into consideration public health policies and standards related to food and nutrition.
  • 13.2.1 Adheres to and communicates relevant regulations, dietary guidelines and organization policies in menu development and implementation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the four Guidelines and supporting key recommendations.
  2. Formulate opportunities to adapt the Dietary Guidelines framework for your area of practice and the individuals or populations you serve.
  3. Detail how you can leverage MyPlate tools to be utilized for the individuals or populations you serve.


Janet de Jesus, MS, RD

Janet de Jesus is a Nutrition Advisor in the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She was the HHS lead in the development of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 and participates in other crosscutting nutrition activities across the federal government. Previously, she was a Public Health Advisor at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. She completed her Master’s in nutrition at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Meghan Adler, MS, RDN

Meghan Adler has been a Nutritionist with USDA for over ten years. In 2019, she joined the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion within the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Meghan served as a federal liaison to the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and was a member of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 writing team. In the decade prior to joining CNPP, she worked with the Food Surveys Research Group within the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Meghan served as a member and Chair of the Committee for Lifelong Learning and served on the Board of the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Meghan was honored with Maryland Young Dietitian of the Year Award in 2020 and the Maryland Emerging Dietetics Leader Award in 2016. Meghan received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Delaware.

Corey Holland, RD

Corey Holland has over 15 years of experience with USDA developing web and other technology tools to disseminate nutrition information to consumers and other audiences. She joined the Office of Nutrition Marketing and Promotion at the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion in 2014, where she manages the website, contributes to the Start Simple with MyPlate app, and develops content for a variety of consumer resources. Prior to joining CNPP she worked at the Food and Nutrition Information Center at the National Agricultural Library. Corey earned her bachelor’s degree in Management Dietetics from Penn State University.

Release Date:: March 31, 2021


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