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.

General inquiries: The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines is available exclusively on In the coming months, the U.S. Government Publishing Office will release a printed edition and a downloadable PDF will become available online. For all other questions, please contact

Media: Reporting on the new Dietary Guidelines? Review helpful materials in the Digital Press Kit. For media inquiries only, contact or call (202) 205-0143.

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Current Dietary Guidelines: 2015–2020

Read the new 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans online. The Dietary Guidelines helps all Americans choose healthy eating patterns — and it’s a key resource for policymakers and health professionals.

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2015 Advisory Committee

Review the Advisory Committee’s Report, which is based on a comprehensive review of current nutrition research. The Report helped inform the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines developed jointly by HHS and USDA.

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