Food and Nutrition

Updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans Toolkit Now Available!

ODPHP has launched our updated toolkit for health professionals, with consumer-friendly fact sheets based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025. This edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science and serves as the foundation for nutrition policies and programs across the United States.

Nutrition During Breastfeeding: How Health Professionals Can Support Healthy Moms and Babies

By Julia Quam, MSPH, RDN, ORISE health policy fellow, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, MBA, RD, LDN, FAND, nutrition advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion August is National Breastfeeding Month and this year’s theme, Every Step of the Way, emphasizes providing coordinated support to meet the needs of breastfeeding families throughout this life stage...

Nutrition as We Age: Healthy Eating with the Dietary Guidelines

By Dana DeSilva, PhD, RD, ORISE health policy fellow, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and LT Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, MBA, RD, LDN, FAND, nutrition advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Good nutrition across the lifespan helps prevent chronic disease — and we know that it’s never too late to make improvements to support healthy aging...