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2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines resources and slides for your Spring course

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New Year's greetings!   Imagine most of you are busy getting your Spring semester underway.   I wanted to share a few links and resources to assist with integration of content about the new 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).   We are in the process of updating digital content, instructor resources and ancillaries to reflect the updated DGA.  In the meantime, here is a set of slides from USDA/HHS (I've added a new slide that provides an overview as slide #2) that you can adapt to incorporate into your Chapter 2 slides that address the DGA: .  Below are a few links for easy navigation to DGA resources at  I've also included an article from Food Navigator that highlights some of the concerns - as always, there is always some criticism and controversy surrounding each release of the DGA:

Executive Summary of the 2020-2025 DGA  
Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 

2020-2025 DGA downloadable infographics and graphics  
2-minute highlights DGA video 

About the Author
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 (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.