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Dietary Guidelines for Americans - 2016 Updates

You can read the summary and the most recent 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines before diving into the articles and commentary about them below.



  • Some researchers question the legitimacy of the Dietary Guidelines. Eleviser Health makes this article available for free so long as you create a free password and log in. 


  • This toolkit will assist health professionals spread the word about the new dietary guidelines. 


  • Staff from Center on Nutrition Policy and Promotion worked on the teams to create the newest Dietary Guidelines. Hear from their Executive Director
  • Curious about what the Dietary Guidelines have to offer? Dietitian Central is hosting a webinar for everyone on the key recommendations of the new Dietary Guidelines. It costs $18. Though the live webinar happened today, you can watch the recording for an entire year. 
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics posted this cartoon video to describe the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.  



  • MyPlate – My Wins is a resource that shares the new messaging behind the new Dietary Guidelines.  View their handout as an example. Additionally, people are sharing how they follow these recommendations to keep themselves and their families healthy. 
  • This article from the Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics requests that professionals join together to communicate the new dietary guidelines. 
  • Dr. David Katz, a preventative medicine doctor, shares his view on the new Dietary Guidelines in this video. Review all his videos by clicking the “Play All” button on the side of his website. 
  • Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines are updated with what's new in food & nutrition . The most recent version was released this January. This infographic shares highlights - a combination of the new and old recommendations!