Practice Paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Selecting Nutrient-Dense Foods for Good Health

Melanie D Hingle, Jayanthi Kandiah, Annette Maggi

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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage selection of nutrient-dense foods for health promotion and disease prevention and management. The purpose of this Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics practice paper is to provide an update regarding the science and practice of nutrient-dense food identification and selection. Characterization of tools used to identify nutrient density of foods is provided and recommendations for how registered dietitian nutritionists and nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered, might use available profiling tools to help consumers select nutrient-dense foods is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1473-1479
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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