Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice. Published every 5 years for public health professionals, each edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science. These recommendations help Americans make healthy food and beverage choices and serve as the foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.

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Help Your Patients Use the Nutrition Facts Label to Cut Down on Added Sugars

Last year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a new Nutrition Facts label loaded with information designed to help people make healthier food and beverage choices. As the updated Nutrition Facts labels begin appearing in the marketplace, your patients and clients could use your help in learning how to understand and use it to improve their food and beverage choices.

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Current Dietary Guidelines: 2015–2020

Read the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans online. The Dietary Guidelines helps all Americans choose healthy eating patterns — and it’s a key resource for policymakers and health professionals.

You can also download the Dietary Guidelines [PDF - 10.8 MB] or order a hard copy. Additionally, a free ePub download is available through Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble NOOK Books, Google Play Books, and Overdrive — use ISBN: 9780160934650 to find it through the U.S. Government Bookstore.

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Dietary Guidelines Toolkit for Professionals

Use this toolkit to educate patients, clients, and other professionals. Get ready-to-use tips, conversation starters, patient handouts, and more.

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2015 Advisory Committee

Review the Advisory Committee’s Report, which helped inform the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines developed by HHS and USDA.

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