Show Your Plate: Cultural Adaptations to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
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.
- 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.
- 12.1.1 Promotes nutrition programs and resources to address issues of food security, nutritional health and overall health and wellness.
- 8.2.3 Implements individualized services to reflect customer-centered approach as it pertains to the customers physical, social, cultural, institutional and economic environment.
- 9.3.3 Develops and/or selects culturally sensitive, evidence-based materials that are appropriate to the audience.
Meghan Adler, MS, RDN, FAND
USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Sandra Arévalo, MPH, RDN, CDN, CDE, FADA
Director of Community and Patient Educations
Montefiore Nyack Hospital
Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN
Maya Feller Nutrition
Kelli Wilson Begay, MBA, MS, RDN
Maven Collective Consulting