2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns — the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet. This edition offers 5 overarching Guidelines and a number of Key Recommendations with specific nutritional targets and dietary limits.
As of June 2016, you can download the Dietary Guidelines [PDF - 10.8 MB]. You can also now order a hard copy.
How to Order Your Copy of the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Businesses and industry professionals can purchase copies from the U.S. Government Bookstore.
Nutrition educators can request a complimentary copy through FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).
- For single copies, complete the CFSAN Publications Request Form [PDF - 1.7 MB] (check the Nutrition Section, Item DG-33 for the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans)
- For bulk copies, send an email to Leslie.Davis@fda.hhs.gov (include your shipping address and a brief explanation of how you intend to use the copies)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. Available at http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/.
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