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.

Go to the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines

2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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).

Suggested Citation

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/.