Current Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines, 2020–2025 aims to help all Americans follow a healthy eating pattern at every stage of life. Nutrition isn’t one-size-fits-all, so the Dietary Guidelines offers a framework that people can use to find a dietary pattern that works for them. 

In line with its lifespan approach, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines includes: 

  • New recommendations for infants and toddlers 
  • Expanded recommendations for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding 
  • Updated recommendations for children and adolescents, adults, and older adults 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly developed and published the Dietary Guidelines. The full guidelines and other resources are available on   

Go to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025

Resources for Health Professionals

HHS and USDA developed resources for health professionals and others who want to help promote this edition of the Dietary Guidelines, including:

ODPHP plans to update the toolkit for health professionals to align with the current edition late in 2021. Stay in the loop: