4 Things to Know About the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

4 Things to Know About the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Haiuyen Nguyen, senior director, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition President, discusses how the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are developed and the role of dietary supplements when it’s not possible to meet nutrient needs through food alone. For more things to know, visit https://www.crnusa.org/4things

In this video:
00:00 — Introduction
00:27 — 1. The Guidelines are the result of a multiyear process by government agencies and a committee of experts.
01:06 — 2. The 2020 Guidelines recognize that dietary supplements are helpful when it’s not possible to meet nutrient needs through food alone.
01:57 — 3. As many as 94% of Americans do not enough vitamin D—the 2020 Guidelines acknowledge supplementation may be needed. See the CRN Foundation website, https://www.vitaminDandme.org for more.
02:55 — 4. For the first time, the Guidelines provide recommendations by life stage—including advice for infants & toddlers and pregnant & lactating women.
04:04 – Review of the “4 Things” and link to more information: htttps://www.crnusa.org/4Things

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