Nutrition in Public Policy

Nutrition in Public Policy

Nutrition in Public Policy

last update on: 08/09/2023

Learn about the Canadian and United States Dietary Guidelines and how to have a seat at the table when it comes to public policy.

Participants are expected to watch the video, reflect on its content, and complete the CME self-assessment and CME evaluation. Only upon completing this process will a participant's continuing education certificate be generated. The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study activity is 75 minutes. 

This activity is approved for continuing education for physicians, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • Learn how the 2019 Canada's Food Guide was developed without industry influence.
  • Understand the history of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and what steps can be taken to eliminate racial bias in future iterations of the guidelines.
  • Describe the policy process for developing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the need for removal of the emphasis on meat and dairy groups.

Requirements for successful completion: Participants will be awarded contact hours commensurate with participation after completion of the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.





90 minutes


General Nutrition

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