Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Food and nutrition play a crucial role in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Every 5 years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice.

The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science, helps health professionals and policymakers guide Americans to make healthy food and beverage choices, and serves as the science-based foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.

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Check Out the New Consumer-Friendly Handouts Based on the Dietary Guidelines!

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has added 5 new consumer-friendly handouts based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 to our Toolkit for Professionals. The new handouts take a life stage approach and reflect the science-based nutrition guidance in the current edition of the Dietary Guidelines.

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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.

2020 Scientific Report

HHS and USDA used the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to inform the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025.

New: Dietary Guidelines Toolkit for Health Professionals

ODPHP recently released updated Dietary Guidelines resources for health professionals — including fact sheets to share with patients.