Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) provides advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and prevent disease. It is developed and written for a professional audience, including policymakers, healthcare providers, nutrition educators, and federal nutrition program operators. The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) work together to update and release the Dietary Guidelines every five years. Each edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science.  Check out the blog posts below for the latest news about the Dietary Guidelines

Register now to attend the next virtual meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Dietary Guidelines

Registration is now open for the next meeting of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 1:00 to 5:30 PM ET, and Thursday, May 30, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM ET, the meeting will feature updates from each subcommittee as well as updates on progress made since the Committee’s fourth public meeting...

New Article Details the Process Used to Develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

When it comes to healthy eating and nutrition, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) is one of the best tools we have to help individuals in the United States get and stay healthy. As the nation's leading source of science-based recommendations on dietary intake to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and prevent disease, the Dietary Guidelines gives the nation an actionable playbook to lead healthier lives...

What 2 Healthy People 2030 Objectives Tell Us About the Nation’s Nutrition

Healthy People 2030

When it comes to healthy diets, the science says to eat more vegetables and consume less sugar. Nutrition is key to health and well-being, but as Healthy People 2030 data indicate, we’ve got more work to do — especially when you consider that most American diets don’t align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

It's Time to Celebrate Nutrition! 🧨

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Nutritious diets play a key role in helping individuals stay healthy throughout their lives. However, as the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health highlighted, millions of Americans face hurdles when it comes to accessing healthy food — and far too many are at risk of experiencing diet-related diseases...