Alice Lichtenstein, DSc
2 Sessions
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
8:00 am –  9:30 am
Emerging Integrative Approaches for Nutrition and Dietetics Practice
Grand A
Join us to hear a panel of respected former Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) members discuss their perspectives of how the Dietary Guidelines have evolved and how, as leaders in nutrition, we can look ahead to the future and help make the 2015 guidelines actionable. A diverse, dynamic group of former DGAC members will review the process of creating the Guidelines, discuss the existing and emerging science base that was used to create the DGA 2015, and entrenched controversies that may confuse the public. Together, the audience and the panel will discuss what has previously worked with the public in terms of translating the DGA, what has not worked, and what might help to make the 2015 DGA more accessible and effective. Finally, as we begin to look towards 2020, gaps in nutrition science will be reviewed by the panel. Audience participation, including questions, suggestions, commentary, and experiences, will be a part of this interactive session. Participants will gain insights and a better understanding of the depth and rigor that goes into developing the guidelines and the role they can play in their translation to the public. Also, attendees will better understand how the DGA process can be used to inform nutrition messaging throughout the U.S. from our federal and state nutrition safety net programs to everyday food choices at home and away from home.

Describe the process for creating a transparent, well-informed set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Detail the current controversies, challenges, emerging issues and unknowns related to the evidence-base reviewed by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for the DGA 2015 proposal

Identify ways to engage in making the 2015 DGA's actionable for all, including debating the risks and benefits of various strategies for recommendations to the public, particularly those at highest nutritional risk
Member Price: $32.00
7:00 pm –  7:00 pm
Wellness and Prevention

Enhanced American Heart Association Heart-Check Food Certification Program criteria were evaluated via food modeling. The data show that individuals reporting consumption (percentage of total energy) of foods that meet Heart-Check criteria have higher diet quality and lower cardiometabolic risk. RDNs will learn how they can use the new Heart-Check Toolkit to help clients/patients turn an intimidating grocery shopping experience into one that is simple and stress free. No more food label phobia!


  • Explain the association between reported consumption of foods meeting the American Heart Association Heart-Check Food Certification Program criteria and overall diet quality and cardiometabolic risk factors.
  • Describe new 2014 American Heart Association Heart-Check Food Certification Program enhancements relative to sodium and added sugars.
  • Explain how health professionals can use the Heart-Check Toolkit to guide clients/patients in making healthier food choices.


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