Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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. 

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Join the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition for Their “Feast & Fitness” Webinar!

Members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition will host a Thanksgiving-themed “Feast & Fitness” webinar on Monday, November 13, at 6pm ET. Developed with the cooperation of Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro, the event will feature tips and recommendations on how viewers can eat healthy and stay active during the busy holiday season. Join Council members and professional chefs Mike Solomonov, Jose Garces, Ben Jacobs, and Council member Dr. Oluwaferanmi Oyedeji Okanlami for healthy cooking tips, a discussion on ingredients popular among the nation’s Indigenous communities, and a special video introducing more members of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.

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Current Dietary Guidelines: 2020–2025

The Dietary Guidelines helps all Americans choose healthy eating patterns — and it’s a key resource for policymakers and health professionals.

Dietary Guidelines Toolkit for Health Professionals

ODPHP has developed updated Dietary Guidelines resources for health professionals — including handouts to share with patients. 

Check out the updated toolkit. 

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030 Development Process

Updating the Dietary Guidelines is a multi-year, multi-step process. To learn more, go to  

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