Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice. Published every 5 years for public health professionals, each edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science. These recommendations help Americans make healthy food and beverage choices and serve as the foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.

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2015 Dietary Guidelines Listserv

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Current Dietary Guidelines: 2010

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines is the foundation of national nutrition programs and policies. It remains the current policy until the 2015 edition is released later this year.

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2015 Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee’s Report — based on a comprehensive review of the body of nutrition research — helps to inform the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines developed jointly by HHS and USDA.

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