Are young adults following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans?McDaniel, Jodi C. PhD, ANP; Belury, Martha A. PhDThe Nurse Practitioner: May 11th, 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 5 - p 1–9 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000413484.90121.d8 Online exclusive Abstract Author Information An analysis of lifestyle choices of Midwestern young adults suggests that this sector does not heed evidence-based guidelines for reducing risk of chronic diseases, which are the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. Nurse practitioners who consistently promote the guidelines may improve long-term health in this subpopulation. Jodi C. McDaniel is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. Martha A. Belury is a professor at The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology in Columbus, Ohio. The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.