Exploring the Evidence on Dietary Patterns: The Interplay of What We Eat and Health

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Approved for CPE Level 2 & 1 CPE credit hour by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Activity number: 138467

This webinar will increase awareness of how the evidence on the importance of healthy eating patterns has advanced and now forms an underpinning of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, describe healthy eating patterns that align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, advance proficiency with applying healthy eating patterns in practice, and become familiar with resources to enable adapting healthy eating patterns to clients' sociocultural and personal preferences.

Speaker Information
Kellie O. Casavale, PhD, RD
Nutrition Advisor, Division of Prevention Science
HHS, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Kellie Casavale is a Nutrition Advisor in the Division of Prevention Science at HHS’s Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion where she has worked since 2012. Previously, she was employed for 7 years at USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion where she was part of the core team that supported the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and managed the process for updating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. At USDA, she was a member of the policy writing staff for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010  and served on the Healthy Eating Index research team. At HHS, she supported its leadership of the development of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including being one of the four Co-Executive Secretaries who coordinated the process for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and served as a lead HHS policy writer. She leads the Federal Data Consortium on Pregnancy and Birth to 24 Months (P/B24), a collaboration of over two dozen federal agencies and a forum for information sharing and finding solutions to resolve crucial needs for data on P/B24 populations to inform public health initiatives.

Dr. Casavale completed her Doctorate in nutritional sciences and internship in dietetics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where her dissertation research focused on school-based settings and educational interventions for childhood obesity prevention. Dr. Casavale is a Registered Dietitian.