The International Food Information Council Foundation hosted a webcast that debuted the findings from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Alliance consumer research on December 14, 2010. The webcast explored how nutrition communicators can encourage families to achieve a healthy weight and active lifestyle through food and physical activity. Download a copy of the slides (PDF) used in the webcast. Listen to the recorded webcast.
1.5 CPE Credits was offered for American Dietetic Association (ADA) Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians Registered who viewed the LIVE webcast. If you attended this webcast and did not download your CPE certificate, please email email@example.com with the title of this webcast.
CPE Learning Objectives:
Suggested Learning Codes: 4000, 4030, 5090, 5370, 6020
In 2010, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee provided their evidenced-based report to the secretaries of USDA and HHS, who commissioned the panel. After an extensive review of the scientific literature, this Committee recommended that Americans strive to achieve the following key recommendations:
With this in mind, the Dietary Guidelines Alliance (PDF), a public-private partnership among leading food, nutrition and health organizations and societies, food industry organizations and the federal government, embarked on a comprehensive research project to explore how American families might respond to messaging related to these key areas.
The research was completed to: 1) aid the Dietary Guidelines Alliance in their effort to understand parents’ knowledge of, and attitudes toward, crucial food- and health-related topics and 2) inform future Alliance efforts related to its mission to provide positive and simple messages that help American consumers achieve healthy, active lifestyles, consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The research included the following elements:
The full research findings, including key recommendations for communicating with parents about these food and health topics and more can be downloaded in the full report (PDF).