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 are seeking written comments from the public on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s work. The Advisory Committee met on July 10 and 11 for their second of five public meetings. During this meeting, committee members presented and discussed the protocols – or plans – for how they will use one of three rigorous, scientific approaches to review the evidence for 40 of the scientific questions on nutrition and health.…
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Review the Advisory Committee’s Report, which helped inform the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines developed by HHS and USDA.