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Nutrition Resources

  •  Link to Eat Right        

       link to myplate

    Link to USDA Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

    Link to Nutrition dot gov

       Link to USDA National Agriculture Library Food and Nutrition Center

    Link to Healthy People 2020

      Link to Centers for Disease Control Nutrition page 

Nutrition Education

  • The Food & Nutrition Department believes nutrition education is very important for our students of all ages. We make every effort possible to accommodate all requests we receive to provide education through assemblies, school fairs, teams, clubs, groups and in the classroom.  Please contact Nona Dasenbrock, RDN at nona.dasenbrock@dvusd.org if you would like more information.    
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Why We Have Trouble Discerning the Truth About Nutrition

  • Staying on top of the latest nutrition research can be a fulltime job.  It can be a daunting task even for highly trained professionals.  Because of the ever evolving science and recommendations, it is crucial to have reputable sources to get your nutrition facts and recommendations.  The news and social media are generally not the best sources.  Use our attachment titled Identifying Credible Websites as a guide and watch the video This is Why Eating Healthy is Hard (Time Travel Dietitian) for a funny take on how nutrition science has evolved and how recommendations change based on the newest scientific research.