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, LDN
Debbie Petitpain

Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the Food Security Solutions Fellow for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. In her fellowship, she is leading the development and implementation of a robust plan to promote increased awareness and use of the Food Security Solutions guide, which was developed by the Foundation, to the public health community and related stakeholders. In addition to her fellowship, Debbie is the Sodexo Wellness Director at the Medical University of South Carolinawhere she develops policies and programs to advance health on campus and in the community. In 2016, she received a Hero of Everyday Life award for her volunteer efforts to fight hunger in the community by establishing the first hospital USDA Summer Meal Program in the Southeast with the Kids Eat Free at MUSC program. She is committed to helping other institutions replicate this program or any other that promotes health and wellness to the people they serve.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Free Meals for Kids

Hospitals That Fight Hunger: Serving Free Meals to Kids

On Demand
Live Date: (May 22,2018)
Expiration Date: (May 21,2021)

Rating: 4.68 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN

Duration: 1 hour

Beyond the Basics of Bariatric Nutrition

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

Rating: 4.68 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN

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: 4.80 out of 5

Instructor: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN

Duration: 1 hour