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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been published jointly every 5 years since 1980 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

2005

2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Cover

Eating right and being physically active aren’t just a “diet” or a “program”—they are keys to a healthy lifestyle. With healthful habits, you may reduce your risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and increase your chances for a longer life.

2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Cover

This HTML document excerpts and highlights key recommendations for the general population from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005.

Finding Your Way to a Healthier You Cover

This brochure offers basic guidelines for eating a healthy diet and being physically active. Learn how to make smart choices from every food group, find your balance between food and physical activity, and get the most nutrition out of your calories.

2005 A Healthier You Cover

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this book addresses everyday healthy eating and physical activity for life. The food and physical activity choices you make every day affect your health—how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. A Healthier You is grounded in the comprehensive science-based advice of the official Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005.

En Espanol: The Road to a Healthy Life Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005 Cover

This bilingual guidebook (English and Spanish), based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005, covers eating right and being physically active. It provides easy-to-follow information and tips to help you make healthier food choices more often, choose the most nutritious foods and beverages, and be physically active on most days of the week.

2005 Toolkit for Health Professionals Cover

These resources assist health education experts, such as doctors and nutritionists, in offering the latest science-based nutrition and physical activity recommendations to the public.

2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

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2000

2000 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Cover

Eating right and being physically active aren’t just a “diet” or a “program”—they are keys to a healthy lifestyle. With healthful habits, you may reduce your risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and increase your chances for a longer life.

2000 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summary Cover

This single-page summary covers the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2000.

2000 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Cover

This brochure includes a summary of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2000, as well as recommendations for choosing sensible portion sizes, keeping food safe to eat, limiting fat intake, and following the food guide pyramid.

2000 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Cover

This report presents recommendations and activities of nationally recognized experts in nutrition and health who were appointed to assist the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in providing sound and current dietary guidance to consumers.

Summary chart of guidelines, 1980 - 2000

This chart summarizes the changes to and differences in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans from 1980 to 2000.

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1990s

1995

1995 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Cover

Eating right and being physically active aren’t just a “diet” or a “program”—they are keys to a healthy lifestyle. With healthful habits, you may reduce your risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and increase your chances for a longer life.

The Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Cover

This report presents recommendations and activities of nationally recognized experts in nutrition and health who were appointed to assist the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in providing sound and current dietary guidance to consumers.

1990

1990 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Cover

Eating right and being physically active aren’t just a “diet” or a “program”—they are keys to a healthy lifestyle. With healthful habits, you may reduce your risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and increase your chances for a longer life.

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1980s

1985

1985 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Cover

Eating right and being physically active aren’t just a “diet” or a “program”—they are keys to a healthy lifestyle. With healthful habits, you may reduce your risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and increase your chances for a longer life.

1980

1980 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Cover

Eating right and being physically active aren’t just a “diet” or a “program”—they are keys to a healthy lifestyle. With healthful habits, you may reduce your risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and increase your chances for a longer life.

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