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.