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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Last Reviewed: 2015

The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is designed for policymakers and health professionals. The goal of the Guidelines is to help all people in the United States eat a healthier diet. It outlines how people can improve their eating patterns and includes: 

  • 5 overarching guidelines for healthy eating 
  • Recommendations for specific nutritional targets and dietary limits
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. (2015). 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (8th Edition). Retrieved from https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/