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 the Sodexo Wellness Director at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for more than 15 years and enjoys working with people looking to make dramatic diet and lifestyle changes to lose weight, improve their medical problems and get healthier! Currently, she works in the Office of Health Promotion creating programs and policies to promote wellness at work and to address food insecurity in the 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 is currently volunteering as a national Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is doing a fellowship on food security with the Academy Foundation. 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.

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