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Legal Status and Use of Seals and Logos
The seal of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) authenticates this publication as the Official U.S. Government edition of A Healthier You, a consumer handbook for use of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005, based upon a preponderance of scientific evidence and medical knowledge, pursuant to the mandates of Title III of the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act, Public Law 101-445.

Under the provisions of 42 U.S.C. 1320b-10, the unauthorized use of this seal in a publication is prohibited and subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,000 for each unauthorized copy of it that is reprinted or distributed.

HHS is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

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The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), in the Office of Public Health and Science, provides leadership, coordination, and policy development for the disease prevention and health promotion priorities of HHS within the collaborative framework of the HHS agencies.

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Use of ISBN Prefix
This is the Official U.S. Government edition of this publication and is herein identified to certify its authenticity. Use of the 0-16 ISBN prefix is for U.S. Government Printing Office Official Editions only. The Superintendent of Documents of the U.S. Government Printing Office requests that any reprinted edition be labeled clearly as a copy of the authentic work with a new ISBN.

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