Cutting Through Misinformation

Session Title: Cutting Through Misinformation
Day: Thursday, Day One
Time: 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Author Name: Monica Silva, RDN, LD, Program Coordinator, Health and Wellness, Dairy MAX

Eating healthy can be confusing and many of us don’t know where to start. Especially with all the misinformation out there. Fad diets promise unreal results while also eliminating essential nutrients. In an age where nearly half of Americans are diagnosed with at least one diet-related chronic disease like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity, it’s more important than ever to help our clients find the right mix of foods that will set them on a path to better health now and keep them healthy in the future.

What should you recommend? The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). They’ve done all the hard work for us by summarizing an extensive body of scientific evidence. Additionally, the DGA offers a validated tool to help talk about healthy eating, called MyPlate and MiPlato, delivering evidence-based recommendations in a consumer-friendly message. Leading with the science, the DGA promotes consuming all food groups throughout each day, as represented in MyPlate, because it is the more effective way to avoid nutrient gaps and prevent diet-related chronic diseases than focusing on any one food group.

Join Dairy MAX and the Texas Beef Council at the Cutting Through the Misinformation session during the Healthier Texas Summit on October 25, at 2:30 pm to get the knowledge and the tools to navigate nutrition conversations and empower families to make scientifically supported choices at mealtime. The panel will discuss current examples of misinformation in the news, best practices to communicate nutrition information and available resources for health promotion efforts.

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Austin, TX 78705

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