The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans & Yogurt
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) were recently back in the news as the National Academies announced its committee to review the entire DGAs process. Additionally, there is anticipation in the food and nutrition world as we begin to look forward to the call for nominations for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) and the mandate for inclusion of Birth to 24 month (B-24) guidance in the 2020 DGAs.
Amidst these ongoing conversations, we want to take a pause to reflect on the 2015 DGAs, released earlier this year. This signature policy document continues to be a helpful tool for health professionals in helping Americans make healthier choices for themselves and their families. It is also used as a resource for policymakers as they shape federal feeding programs that support the health and nutrition of many Americans.
We wanted to take a deep dive to demonstrate how yogurt can help support the healthy dietary patterns outlined in the 2015 DGAs. So, we developed the DGAs + Yogurt Fact Sheet below and linked here. It examines the positive role yogurt can play in supporting recommendations around bone health, encouraging fruit and vegetable consumption, nutrient density, lactose intolerance, nutrients of concern, and more. We hope you enjoy the fact sheet and share it with your clients, colleagues, family and friends.
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Are you registered? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) is almost here! FNCE is taking place October 15-18 in Boston, and we encourage you to check out the session, "Too Small to Fail: Birthing the B-24 Dietary Guidelines " on Sunday, October 16 at 8:00 AM ET. It will feature Benard Dreyer, MD, FAAP; Alanna Moshfegh, MS, RD; Susan Johnson, PhD; and One Yogurt Every Day (OYED) Nutrition Advisor Robert Murray, MD, who will examine the critical importance of B-24 guidance in the 2020 DGAs and what it means for health care professionals. We hope to see you there!
The National Academies' Food and Nutrition Board hosted a workshop in October 2015 called "Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults" and recently released the Workshop Summary. It explores the impact of the physical, social, financial and cultural environment on the nutritional status of older adults and their ability to meet daily dietary needs. Watch the corresponding video here.
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