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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Call for Nominations for the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Open June 15 to July 15!

Today the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) announced the public call for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee). The role of the Committee is to review the current body of nutrition science and develop a scientific report that is provided to HHS and USDA to help inform the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030. The public is invited to submit nominations for themselves or other qualified scientific experts by July 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM E.T.

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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.