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Authors

  1. Fialkowski, Marie Kainoa PhD, RDN, LDN
  2. Matanane, Lenora BS, MS
  3. Gibson, W. Jay BA, BBA
  4. Yiu, Ericka
  5. Hollyer, Jim MS
  6. Kolasa, Kathryn PhD, RDN, LDN
  7. Novotny, Rachel PhD, RDN, LDN

Abstract

The US Affiliated Pacific Region includes 10 jurisdictions with unique foods and food practices. Providing nutrition education to participants in this region is challenging because 2 different dietary guidelines are used: the US Dietary Guidelines with MyPlate and the Secretariat for the Pacific Community Dietary Guidelines. The purpose of this article is to describe the process used to develop a Pacific Food Guide, a conduit for linking the 2 dietary guidelines applied in the region. The Pacific Food Guide was developed, piloted, and evaluated as being useful in an introductory college-level nutrition course that serves the diverse student population of the US Affiliated Pacific Region.