New Dietary Guidelines for Americans
NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS: COMPARING, CONTRASTING AND EMPLOYING RECOMMENDATIONS
Which one is best: The Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern, Mediterranean-Style Pattern or Vegetarian Pattern? This deep dive into the variations of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans compares the recommended food group servings for each pattern to current consumption patterns, contrasts the availability of key nutrients, such as iron and omega 3s, between the patterns and suggests practical strategies for helping patients make shifts within and among the food groups with the end goal of improving health one bite at a time.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ example eating patterns, the Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern, Mediterranean-Style Pattern or Vegetarian Pattern.


  • Contrast the availability of key nutrients, such as iron and omega 3’s, between the patterns.


  • Suggest strategies for helping patients make shifts within and among the food groups with the end goal of improving health one bite at a time.
Live Event Date: Apr 04, 2017
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 4030, 4040, 4110
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.2.2, 8.3.6, 12.3.5
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.5
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $27 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LD
Debbie Petitpain

Debbie Petitpain, MS, RD, LD is a registered dietitian with Sodexo at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. For years 10 years she worked with the Bariatric Surgery Program and more recently, is in the Office of Health Promotion and enjoys working with people looking to make dramatic diet and lifestyle changes to lose weight, improve their medical problems and get healthier!

At home, she and her husband model to their two young daughters how food nourishes the body, gives us energy, helps us grow and connects us to our community. She graduated from the College of Charleston, received her Masters in Nutrition from Boston University and completed her dietetic training in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has co-authored several papers on bariatric nutrition and in 2012 co-authored the book chapter "Bariatric Surgery and Post Bariatric Surgery Nutrition Needs."

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:

Beyond the Basics of Bariatric Nutrition

On Demand
Live Date: (Jun 29,2017)
Expiration Date: (Jun 28,2020)

Rating: 4.65 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LD

Duration: 1 hour

Plant Based Diets

Maximizing the Benefits of Plant Based-Diets: Balancing Nutrient Needs and Patient Preferences

On Demand
Live Date: (May 16,2017)
Expiration Date: (May 15,2020)

Rating: 4.75 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LD

Duration: 1 hour

Post-Op Nutritional Deficiencies in Bariatric Surgery Patients

On Demand
Live Date: (Jan 26,2016)
Expiration Date: (Jan 25,2019)

Rating: 4.60 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LD

Duration: 1 hour

Basics of Bariatric Nutrition

Basics of Bariatric Nutrition

On Demand
Live Date: (Jan 07,2016)
Expiration Date: (Jan 06,2019)

Rating: 4.57 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LD

Duration: 1 hour

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