2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

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The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines was designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns — the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet. This edition offers 5 overarching Guidelines and a number of Key Recommendations with specific nutritional targets and dietary limits.

How to Obtain Your Copy of the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

You can download the Dietary Guidelines [PDF - 10.8 MB] or order a hard copy.

Businesses and industry professionals can purchase copies from the U.S. Government Bookstore.

Additionally, a free ePub download is available through Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble NOOK Books, Google Play Books, and Overdrive — use ISBN: 9780160934650 to find it through their platforms or the U.S. Government Bookstore.

You can download an Errata sheet [PDF - 145 KB] describing a minor typographical error identified in the original printing of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This error has been corrected in the online versions.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. Available at https://health.gov/our-work/food-nutrition/previous-dietary-guidelines/2015.