Food and Nutrition
Food and nutrition play a crucial role in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Every 5 years, HHS and USDA publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice. The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science, helps health professionals and policymakers guide Americans to make healthy food and beverage choices, and serves as the science-based foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.
News & Announcements
USDA and HHS have added a new step in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans development process. For the first time, the Departments will seek public comments on the proposed topics and supporting scientific questions that will be considered during the development of the upcoming 2020-2025 edition.
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Review the Advisory Committee’s Report, which helped inform the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines developed by HHS and USDA.