Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Food and nutrition play a crucial role in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Every 5 years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice.

The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science, helps health professionals and policymakers guide Americans to make healthy food and beverage choices, and serves as the science-based foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.

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Closing Soon: Public Comment on Proposed Scientific Questions for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030

The public comment period on proposed scientific questions for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030 will close on Monday, May 16, 2022.

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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.

2020 Scientific Report

HHS and USDA used the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to inform the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025.

New: Dietary Guidelines Toolkit for Health Professionals

ODPHP recently released updated Dietary Guidelines resources for health professionals — including fact sheets to share with patients.