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.
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.
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 https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/.