Toolkit for Health Professionals

Health professionals have a key role in encouraging healthy food and beverage choices since nutrition is one of the best tools we have to prevent and to help reduce the risk of chronic disease. Use these materials to start a conversation and share key messages with your patients, clients, and peers on the evidence-based nutrition guidance found in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025:

Handout for Health Professionals

Talk to Your Patients and Clients About Healthy Eating Routines includes nutrition tips and conversation starters for dietitians, nurses, doctors, and other providers working with the public. 

Handouts for Patients or Clients

Build a Healthy Eating Routine (Handout for Patients or Clients) offers a how-to guide to help people follow key recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines.

Build a Healthy Eating Routine When You’re Pregnant or Breastfeeding offers tips to help people get the nutrition they need when they’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

Build a Healthy Eating Routine for Your Baby (Birth to Age 2) provides a how-to guide to help parents make sure their baby gets the nutrition they need to grow and thrive.

Help Your Child Build a Healthy Eating Routine includes tips to help parents make sure their child eats healthy.

Build a Healthy Eating Routine as You Get Older provides tips to help people make healthy food choices as they get older. 

Cut Down on Added Sugars (Handout for Patients or Clients) offers a how-to guide for reducing added sugars.

Cut Down on Sodium (Handout for Patients or Clients) offers a how-to guide for reducing sodium.

Cut Down on Saturated Fat (Handout for Patients or Clients) offers a how-to guide for reducing saturated fat.

Make Healthy Drink Choices provides tips for choosing healthy drink options.