Dietary Guidelines Digital Press Kit

We know that a lifetime of healthy eating helps to prevent chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. The Dietary Guidelines provides a clear path for the general public, as well as policy makers and health professionals and others who reach the public, to help Americans make healthy choices, informed by a thoughtful, critical, and transparent review of the scientific evidence on nutrition.

This joint press release from HHS and USDA on the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans was issued on January 7, 2016 and contains quotes from Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

HHS and USDA Release New Dietary Guidelines to Encourage Healthy Eating Patterns to Prevent Chronic Diseases

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M.…

The Dietary Guidelines provides a clear path to help Americans eat healthfully, informed by a critical, and transparent review of the scientific evidence on nutrition.

A lifetime of healthy eating helps to prevent chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. Healthy eating is one of the most powerful tools we have to reduce the onset of disease.…

The Dietary Guidelines translates the current body of nutrition science into sound food-based guidance for ages 2 and older to promote health and help prevent disease. The Dietary Guidelines is developed through a process that has become increasingly more robust and transparent with each edition.

Review of Current Scientific Evidence

The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) are required by the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990 to jointly publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years.…

Q. What is the Dietary Guidelines for Americans?

Published every five years for the general public as well as public health professionals, policy makers and program implementers, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides food-based recommendations for people aged two years and older. Each edition reflects the current body of nutrition science, with a focus on chronic disease prevention.…