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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Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating with New Move Your Way Resources!

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion developed the Move Your Way campaign in 2018 to share key recommendations from the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Now HHS is releasing new Move Your Way resources for consumers that highlight simple steps people can take to get active and eat healthy. Share the new resources with your audiences today!

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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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