Category Archives: DGA

  1. What’s causing obesity? I can’t believe it’s not butter.


    January 11, 2013 by lschoenfeld

    One of the major themes I heard come up over and over during our three days in Washington D.C. was …
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  2. Why are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans so Difficult to Understand?


    October 8, 2012 by Olivia Dong

    The purpose of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is to provide guidance for people 2 years old and older …
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  3. MyPlate vs The Competition


    October 7, 2012 by hpworley

    There are multiple challenges the USDA faces in both creating and communicating the dietary guidelines.  It’s no doubt that creating …
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  4. Fighting the Food Industry for Healthier Choices


    October 7, 2012 by waboyd

    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) were first published in 1980 to provide science-based nutrition information to the American public …
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  5. A Message for the Melting Pot: Nutrition Education and Promotion in the US


    October 6, 2012 by Sarah S.

    As dietitians in training, we’ve discovered how difficult it is to formulate a nutrition prescription for just one person. Now, …
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  6. Topic 1: Nutrition Education and Promotion


    October 5, 2012 by locklearcr

    There are several challenges that the USDA faces when it comes to creating and communicating the dietary guidelines. I think …
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