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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been published jointly every 5 years since 1980 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. They serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.

For information on the development of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, check on www.dietaryguidelines.gov.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005
Eating right and being physically active aren't just a "diet" or a "program" they are keys to a healthy lifestyle. With healthful habits, you may reduce your risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and increase your chances for a longer life.

Finding Your Way to A Healthier You

Finding Your Way to A Healthier You
This brochure offers basic guidelines for eating a healthy diet and being physically active. Learn how to make smart choices from every food group, find your balance between food and physical activity, and get the most nutrition out of your calories.

A Healthier You

A Healthier You contains plenty of delicious, nutritious recipes for your entire family! A Healthier You
This one-stop, easy-to-use consumer resource brings together nutrition science and expertise to help Americans make smart choices from every food group, find balance between food and physical activity, and get the most out of the calories we consume.

Toolkit for Health Professionals

Toolkit for Health Professionals
Resources to assist health education experts, such as doctors and nutritionists, in offering the latest science-based nutrition and physical activity recommendations to the public.


Bilingual The Road to a Healthy Life book cover

En Espanol: The Road to a Healthy Life Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005
A bilingual guidebook (English and Spanish), based on the  Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005, about eating right and be physically active.  Provides easy-to-follow information and tips to help you make healthier food choices more often, choose the most nutritious foods and beverages, and be physically active on most days of the week.
 
Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
The recommendations and activities of nationally recognized experts in nutrition and health appointed to assist the Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture in providing sound and current dietary guidance to consumers.



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