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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

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services in exploring the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Discover updated guidance on nutrient-dense dietary patterns and personalized customization, and learn about professional and consumer resources to help Americans make every bite count.

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This webinar was presented live on March 31, 2021.

Explore the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans with speakers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. Four Guidelines and their supporting Key Recommendations will be covered, with a special focus on what registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) need to know. Learn about translating the 85/15 guide, understanding how added sugars and saturated fats are considered in the patterns, and communicating the science behind alcohol limits. The speakers highlight new and updated guidance on nutrient-dense dietary patterns and emphasize using the Dietary Guidelines as a framework for customization that meets budgetary considerations, personal preferences, and respects the diverse cultures and foodways in the United States. In addition, they showcase MyPlate digital tools that can be personalized to better meet Americans where they are.

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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