Show Your Plate: Cultural Adaptations to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Tuesday, October 19
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Central Time)
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 163517


The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide a framework for nutrition guidance to help improve the health of Americans. Nutrition professionals play a key role in adapting this framework in providing nutrition guidance to patients who represent the rich diversity of the U.S. population. During this session, USDA staff and registered dietitian nutritionists who work with diverse populations will demonstrate how to leverage and customize the Dietary Guidelines to help improve the health of a range of population groups.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how the three dietary patterns discussed in the Dietary Guidelines (the Healthy U.S.-Style, Healthy Vegetarian, and Healthy Mediterranean-Style) can be customized to support health.
  • Demonstrate ways to customize these dietary patterns based on culture and traditions.
  • Identify culturally appropriate strategies for healthy eating that meet budget needs.

Performance Indicators:

  • 12.1.1 Advocates for and promotes food and nutrition programs and resources to address issues of food insecurity, nutritional health and
    overall health and wellness
  • 8.5.4 Takes into consideration client/patient choices, beliefs, food sensitivities, allergies, and accessibility and affordability of food.
  • 9.3.4 Takes into consideration the cultural needs of audiences and makes appropriate modifications to education materials.