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Free CPE Opportunities are Now Available for Reading the Dietary Guidelines for Americans!


Hello Extension professionals,

You can now earn up to 7 free continuing professional education (CPE) credits for reading the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025! Credits are provided by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing body for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered.

Self-study modules are provided for each chapter of the Dietary Guidelines. Pick and choose the modules that best suit your needs – or read each chapter to earn a total of 7 free CPE credits.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 Self-Study Modules

  • Introduction and Chapter 1: Nutrition and Health Across the Lifespan: The Guidelines and Key Recommendations
  • Chapter 2: Infants and Toddlers
  • Chapter 3: Children and Adolescents
  • Chapter 4: Adults
  • Chapter 5: Women Who Are Pregnant or Lactating
  • Chapter 6: Older Adults

Visit to start earning credits today.

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