2010 Dietary Guidelines

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans cover; click here to download the PDF, 2.9 MB

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines was released on January 31, 2011.

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines was designed to help people choose a healthy diet. It emphasizes 3 major goals for Americans:

  • Balance calories with physical activity to manage weight
  • Consume more of certain foods and nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood
  • Consume fewer foods with sodium (salt), saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and refined grains

This edition of the Guidelines includes 23 key recommendations for the general population and 6 additional key recommendations for specific population groups, such as pregnant women.