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Nutrition: Nutrition Resources

Current Dietary Guidelines

Dietary Guidelines for American, 2020-2025
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 provides advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and help prevent chronic disease. This edition of the Dietary Guidelines is the first to provide guidance for healthy dietary patterns by life stage, from birth through older adulthood, including women who are pregnant or lactating.

Dietary Assessment Tools

Individual Dietary Assessment 
This resource from the USDA includes tools such as: 

  • Healthy Eating Index (HEI)
  • Fat Intake Screener
  • Fruit, Vegetable and Fiber Screener
  • Healthy Body Calculator

Dietary Assessment Instruments for Research
The USDA also provides the following instruments:

  • USDA Healthy Eating Index
  • Diet History Questionnaire
  • Dietary Assessment Calibration /Validation Register
  • The Science of Sustaining Health Behavior Change: The Health Maintenance Consortium
  • Measures Registry (Childhood Obesity Research)
  • Automated Self-administered 24-Hour Dietary Assessment Tool (ASA24)
  • Short Dietary Assessment Instruments


Literature Databases & Resources

Patient Education


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