Review of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 – Self-Study Course

Credits: 8
Course Expiration: April 25, 2024
Professional Approvals: CDR, CBDCE
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Interpret and integrate the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 into practice with this 8 hour self-study course! 

This CPE self-study course includes required reading of The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025, a document published by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) meant to serve as nutrition guidelines for the general public. The focus is on a “lifespan approach” to highlight the importance of healthy eating from infancy through advanced age. The Guidelines are meant to serve as a framework for healthy eating, rather than a prescription, and should be individualized to cultural, ethnic, economic, and personal eating preferences and circumstances.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 focus on dietary patterns, rather than consumption or avoidance of individual nutrients. The development of the guidelines was premised on the fact that diet-related chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease are prominent in the United States, and that everyone, no matter their health status, benefits from making healthy lifestyle choices to abate the risk of developing these diseases. However, the guidelines are not meant to be used to treat chronic disease, rather they are used to develop and evaluate federal nutrition policies, programs and education materials and can serve as a basis for menu planning.

This CPE will provide the learner with an understanding of recommendations presented in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 and help them interpret and integrate the guidelines into practice. A case-study based CPE exam will assist the learner in applying the material to clinical scenarios.

Purchasing Options: This is available as Additional Certificate only. Includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.

The required reading and the self-study course look at the nutrition recommendations across the lifespan and it was great to see such detail and emphasis on infants, toddlers, adolescents and older adults! This course is a wonderful way to have dietitians and nutrition professionals get updated on a very useful and comprehensive resource for a framework for healthy eating.
- Emma Fogt, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
A Review of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 Self Study Course
This is a great CPE program, specifically for registered dietitians looking to gain a general understanding of the latest Dietary Guidelines and what has changed within the last few years.
- Stephanie Send, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC
A Review of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 Self Study Course

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret and integrate the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in decision making related to nutrition interventions for general healthy eating across the lifespan.
  2. Apply the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in practice settings and menu development.
  3. Implement the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans for health promotion and disease prevention.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs/CDCES, and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 163147  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidenced-based research and literature in decision making.
  • 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 13.2.1 Adheres to and communicates relevant regulations, dietary guidelines and organizational policies in menu development and implementation.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 39 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025. (Link included in the downloadable course document)

Disclaimer: The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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