Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) provides advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and prevent disease. It is developed and written for a professional audience, including policymakers, healthcare providers, nutrition educators, and federal nutrition program operators. The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) work together to update and release the Dietary Guidelines every five years. Each edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science. 

To learn more about the Dietary Guidelines development process, visit DietaryGuidelines.gov

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Announcing the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee!

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are excited to announce the members of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee!

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Current Dietary Guidelines: 2020–2025

The Dietary Guidelines helps all Americans choose healthy eating patterns — and it’s a key resource for policymakers and health professionals.

Dietary Guidelines Toolkit for Health Professionals

ODPHP has developed updated Dietary Guidelines resources for health professionals — including handouts to share with patients. 

Check out the updated toolkit. 

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030 Development Process

Updating the Dietary Guidelines is a multi-year, multi-step process. To learn more, go to DietaryGuidelines.gov.  

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