Dietary Guidelines for Americans
are the cornerstone of Federal
nutrition policy and nutrition
The Dietary Guidelines are
jointly issued and updated every
5 years by the Departments of
and Health and Human Services (HHS).
authoritative advice for Americans ages 2 and older about consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and being physically active to attain and maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of chronic disease, and promote overall health.
Development of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
On June 15, 2010, a Federal Register notice
announced the release of the
Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, the solicitation of written comments on the Report, and an invitation for oral testimony at a public meeting.
Click here to read/download the Report of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC).
Click here to visit the USDAs Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) to
access the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committees NEL evidence-based systematic reviews.
on the Advisory Committee's Report
Written comments on the Committee's Report were accepted from June 15, 2010, through July 15, 2010.
In addition, a public meeting to solicit oral comments on the Committee's Report was held on July 8, 2010, at the USDA South Building in Washington, DC.
view all written public comments submitted and posted on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 process (October 7, 2008 to April 29, 2010) as well as the written comments posted on the Advisory Committee Report (June 15, 2010 to July 15, 2010), click
the link below. Note: Duplicate comments or those that were offensive or vulgar in nature were not posted.
You can read the comment summary reports prepared for the Committee in preparation for each of their six meetings.
Earn CPE Units
RDs or DTRs can get Continuing Professional Education Units by observing the proceedings of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee via the archived webinars or by reviewing and discussing materials of past meetings. PDF / TXT