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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Ever feel lost in the SNAP-Ed world? “Your SNAP-Ed Guide to the Dietary Guidelines” training will help attendees explore new changes in the most current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and is designed to bring a clear understanding of how the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans inform and translate to SNAP-Ed work.

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Train the Trainer

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines: Current Controversies in Nutrition

Individual Factors
Paleo Diet

Facilitator's Guide

Your SNAP-Ed Guide to the Dietary Guidelines (Word, 6.8MB)


Your SNAP-Ed Guide to the Dietary Guidelines (PPT, 22.4MB)


Workbook (PDF, 4.8MB)
Warm Up Activity - DGA Bingo Card (Word, 4.1MB)
Be Active Eat Healthy Activity Handout
Sugar Activity - Sugar Food Labels (Word, 1.3MB)
PA Break Quiz (Word)


California SNAP-ED Connection - Collaborative Dialogue & Direct Nutrition Education

Additional Resources

The resources listed below are intended to complement California SNAP-Ed trainings provided. For questions on allowability of use in implementing SNAP-Ed activities, please contact your SNAP-Ed State Implementing Agency contact for clarification and guidance.

2015 - 2020 DGA

Health.Gov Guidelines
Health.Gov Resources
DGA Appendix 8 - Additional Resources
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion DGA

Give Your Plate a Makeover

My Plate Videos


Nutrition Facts Label Changes

Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label

The New and Improved Nutrition Facts Label - Key Changes

Additional DGA Training

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