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An Inside Peek Into the Making of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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An Inside Peek Into the Making of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

It can be difficult to know what and how much to eat without consulting a registered dietitian. However, did you know we have national recommendations that set guidelines on this very thing? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been updated and released every five years since 1980, but it’s typically only health care professionals that are familiar with what the Guidelines are and what they recommend.
Recently, I sat down with Kellie O. Casavale, PhD, RD, Nutrition Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the United States Department of Health and Human Services for an insider’s take on the making and future of the Dietary Guidelines. Kellie had some interesting things to say about the evolution and future of the Guidelines, including why sustainability and recommendations for processed meat intake were left out of the most recent edition.


Find out more in the article for Today’s Dietitian, here: