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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They provide authoritative advice 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.

Recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are intended for Americans ages 2 years and over, including those at increased risk of chronic disease. The Guidelines encourage Americans to focus on eating a healthful diet one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent disease.

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the 7th edition released since 1980 and remain the current edition until the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are released.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 - coverPress Release
Executive Summary
Selected Messages for Consumers
Backgrounder
Questions and Answers

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
 (Policy Document)
Consumer Brochure (6/11)
Communications Message Calendar (6/11)

Additional consumer materials which support and reflect the Dietary Guidelines continue to be developed and released.

 

Last Modified: December 11, 2013 12:54 PM

Resources
 
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
(1/31/11)
 
     Policy Document
 Press Release
 Executive Summary
 Selected Messages
 Backgrounder
Questions & Answers
 Public Comments
 Slide Presentation 
 Consumer Brochure
 Message Calendar

 Webcast of Launch
 
 
  Dietary Guidance Working Group  
 
2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
 
    Report to the Secretaries of USDA and HHS (6/15/10)  
    Media Briefing
  Audio MWV
  Transcript PDF
 
    Committee Meetings  
    Committee Members
  Nominations PDF
  Committee PDF
  Timetable PDF
 
    Related Materials
 
Nutrition Evidence Library
  Previous Guidelines
  Related Topics 
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