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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Ever feel lost in the CalFresh Healthy Living (CFHL) 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 CFHL 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 CFHL trainings provided. For questions on allowability of use in implementing CFHL activities, please contact your CFHL Implementing Agency contact for clarification and guidance.

2015 - 2020 DGA

CalFresh Healthy Living Basic Nutrition Topics (PDF)

This is a list of nutrition related topics that CFHL staff may need to be familiar with to be successful in their jobs.  It also contains links to resources that have more detailed information for these topics. It is aimed for new CFHL staff who may not have strong backgrounds in nutrition. We encourage CFHL Local Implementing Agency supervisors to share this document with their new staff to help them prepare for their work.

Give Your Plate a Makeover

My Plate Videos

Nutrition Facts Label Changes


Additional DGA Training

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