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U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Alcohol: What You Need to Know to Promote Responsible Consumption

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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which forms the basis for federal nutrition policy in the United States, is one of the most important roadmaps used in the U.S. to promote public health. The Guidelines include information about responsible alcohol consumption, such as the recommendations for moderation consumption, the definition of a standard drink, and how alcohol fits into dietary patterns. Representatives of the beverage alcohol industry can serve as a key source of this information for consumers, and this course is appropriate for a wide variety of audiences who want to learn more about how to promote responsible consumption for those who choose to drink.


  • Amanda Berger

    Amanda Berger, Ph.D. joined DISCUS in 2020 as the Vice President of Science and Health, after more than 15 years conducting public health research. Before joining DISCUS, Dr. Berger was the Vice President of Research for a global public relations agency, leading their U.S. research practice with clients such as the Florida Department of Citrus, McDonalds, the National Honey Board, Bayer Crop Science, Amgen, and Keurig Dr Pepper. Prior to that role, she spent a decade leading federal grants and contracts for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and others.

    Dr. Berger earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland; M.A. from George Washington University; and B.S. from Vanderbilt University. In 2015, she was awarded a National Academy of Medicine post-doctoral fellowship in Regulatory Science and Communication, spending two years working within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She held adjunct faculty and lecturer roles for more than a decade – most recently at University of Maryland’s School of Public Health – and was appointed an affiliate member of the Maryland Population Research Center.

  • Kathleen Zelman

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for more than 40 years. She is a recognized influencer and nutrition expert who specializes in science-based communications. She is the Founder of the website, No Nonsense Nutrition, and co-host of the True Health Revealed Podcast. Kathleen’s past work experience includes a wide variety of food and nutrition education and communications positions, including being the Director of Nutrition at WebMD for 16 years; the Director-at-Large of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors for 3 years; and the nutrition expert for United Healthcare.

    Kathleen’s other roles have also included being a Food & Nutrition Magazine contributing editor, and Associate Professor of Nutrition at St. Mary’s Dominican College, the internship director at Ochsner Medical Institutions, and a member of various national advisory boards. She has received numerous prestigious national awards for her significant contributions to the field of dietetics and her role in educating on the importance of nutrition, including The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2016 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Award, “in recognition of a distinguished career and remarkable contributions to the profession.”

September 27, 2022
Tue 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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