2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

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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

How to Obtain Your Copy of the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

You can download the Dietary Guidelines [PDF - 10.8 MB] or order a hard copy.

Businesses and industry professionals can purchase copies from the U.S. Government Bookstore.

Additionally, a free ePub download is available through Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble NOOK Books, Google Play Books, and Overdrive — use ISBN: 9780160934650 to find it through their platforms or the U.S. Government Bookstore.

You can download an Errata sheet [PDF - 145 KB] describing a minor typographical error identified in the original printing of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This error has been corrected in the online versions.

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 https://health.gov/our-work/food-and-nutrition/2015-2020-dietary-guidelines/.