Previous Dietary Guidelines

HHS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the first edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) in 1980. Since then, we’ve published a new edition of the Dietary Guidelines every 5 years. Each edition features recommendations developed by the federal government based on the latest body of nutrition science.

Previous editions of the Dietary Guidelines have helped shape federal policies and programs related to food, nutrition, and health. Check out the past editions of the Dietary Guidelines: