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Nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and self-regulation as predictors of overweight and obesity-Nurse practitioners can play a critical role in establishing healthy dietary habits to maintain weight control by promoting good eating self-regulation, despite the current obesogenic environment. Read more…

Delivery of a community-based nutrition educationprogram for minority adultsNPs can assist patients struggling with their weight. With new pharmacotherapy options, there is an opportunity to add to diet and exercise in order to achieve increased weight loss. Read more…

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2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Every 5 years, HHS and USDA publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science, helps health professionals and policymakers guide Americans to make healthy food and beverage choices, and serves as the science-based foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States. Read the guidelines.


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USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) Improving the health and well-being of Americans by developing dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers

CDC Resources and Publications CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity offers resources and toolkits on nutrition ​

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