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The 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – New Revisions and Uses

Wed January 27, 2021: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST


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About This Webinar:

Every 5 years, the government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Guidelines).  The Guidelines serve as a central source of guidance that nutrition programs within the government can use to inform their food and nutrition programs and initiatives while tailoring their efforts for their specific audiences, like women and children and school lunches.

The Guidelines provide food-based recommendations to promote health, help prevent diet-related disease, and meet nutrient needs. Additionally, outside organizations and companies use the Guidelines in the private sector. For the first time, the 2020-2025 DGA includes specific recommendations for pregnant and lactating women and children less than 2 years of age.

This webinar discusses the process used to develop the 2020 Guidelines, examines how recommendations have changed since the 2015 edition of the Guidelines, and explores what the changes might mean for your family and your clients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar:

  1. Participants will be able to describe the process for developing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  2. Participants will be able to contrast the 2020 and 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and describe the basis for the updates.
  3. Participants will be able to summarize the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations for pregnant and lactating women and children under 2 years of age.


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Dr. Sharon Donovan
Professor and Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health
Director of the Personalized Nutrition Initiative
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Click the button below for CE credit
You will be prompted to complete an evaluation after which a link will be provided.

Continuing Education

1.0 CPEU for RDNs and NDTRs approved

Event Materials

Webinar Slides (PDF)

Webinar Resources (PDF)

Dietary Guidelines for Americans website

6 Replies to “The 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – New Revisions and Uses”

  1. Hi Suzanne! Hopefully you were able to RSVP on the event page. If you missed the live event, the recording is posted there for your viewing.

  2. To receive a certificate of completion you will need to click on the purple button labeled “Continuing Education” above. It will take you to an evaluation and then you will be directed to click a separate link in order to submit information to receive your certificate. If you have additional questions, please email MilFamLN@gmail.com

  3. Anthony,
    Thank you for attending the DGA webinar. Frequently .gov email addresses do not accept automated emails. Please contact Kristin DiFillipo at kdifilip@illinois.edu. You may have to provide a personal email address.

  4. Wednesday I attended the CPEU session as above and completed my survey at the end of the hour during the Q&A portion of the session. I did not get a link to the post-test and thought I may have filled the survey out too soon, so I went back after the entire session (including Q&A) was over and retried but got a message that I had already completed the survey.

    Is there a link you can send me to the post-test, or are participants supposed to get an email later? If this is still in process I apologize for “jumping the gun” but wanted to make sure I got credit since I did attend the entire program.

    Thank you in advance for your assistance & feedback.

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