The second meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, originally scheduled for October 3-4, 2013, is being planned for January 13–14, 2014. A Federal Register notice announcing the meeting with further details will be published in the next couple of weeks.
The Federal Register notice, meeting registration, and meeting information will be posted here at www.dietaryguidelines.gov when available.
Please Note: Individuals who were confirmed or on standby to provide oral testimony for the October meeting will retain their standing for the rescheduled January meeting. New requests for oral testimony will not be accepted.
The Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture have established the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). The Committee’s recommendations and rationale will be presented in a report to both the Secretaries of Health and Human Services and Agriculture, and will serve as a basis for the eighth edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will hold a series of meetings in 2014 to deliberate on the development of their Advisory Committee Report.
Written public comments, separate from oral testimony, will continue to be received throughout the Committee’s deliberations. Written public comments can be submitted and/or viewed using the “Submit Comments” and “Read Comments” links, respectively, on the Public Comments site.
For information about this meeting, past and future meetings, and useful resources related to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, see the Meetings and Resources links below.
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The Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to focus on eating a healthful diet—one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent disease. The next edition of guidelines will be distributed in 2015.
Review frequently asked questions and answers about the Dietary Guidelines and the DGAC: Questions and Answers on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
A healthy diet can reduce the risk of major chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 are the current Federal policy until the 2015 Dietary Guidelines are published. They provide evidence-based nutrition information and advice for people age 2 and older. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have jointly published the Dietary Guidelines every 5 years since 1980. HHS’s Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and Agricultural Research Service coordinate the development of the Dietary Guidelines.
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Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov to help you follow the new Dietary Guidelines.
This site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.