2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines just released

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I joined the launch of the newest 2020-2025 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) this morning (12/29). These science-based recommendations are released every five years to reflect the latest research and evidence in regards to the role of diet in promoting health and preventing disease. This edition builds upon previous editions, but with a new focus on nutrition across life stages - for the first time including infancy to age 2. The theme is "Make Every Bite Count" and there are four overarching guidelines as depicted below. A link to the Executive Summary can be found here:  https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/sites/default/files/2020-12/DGA_2020-2025_ExecutiveSummary_English...  Visit dietaryguidelines.gov for more info.  We will be sharing resources and slides about the newest edition of the DGA with instructors early in 2021 that can be used or adapted for Spring semester.     



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Jamie Pope, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Assistant Professor of Practice in Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University, has worked in the areas of obesity research, health promotion, heart disease prevention, and since 2000 teaching introductory nutrition. Beyond the classroom, she adapted portions of her nutrition courses to produce a Massive Open Online Course attracting more than 175,000 participants from around the world. This experience earned Jamie an Innovation in Teaching award from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is the co-author of the textbook entitled Nutrition for a Changing World. Now in its second edition, the text is in use in over 140 universities across the U.S. and the recipient of a 2020 Textbook Excellence Award. Most recently she developed and produced an audio course for Learn25.com (Nutrition 101: Understanding the Science and Practice of Eating Well) that is also featured on platforms like Apple Books and Audible. Jamie holds a Master’s of Science degree in Nutrition and post graduate work in Health Psychology. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has authored or contributed to numerous scientific and popular press publications. Jamie also held several corporate positions, serving as nutrition consultant and media representative.