Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages individuals to eat a healthful diet — one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent chronic disease. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly publish the Dietary Guidelines every 5 years. Learn more:

Announcement

Written Comment Period Extended to May 8

The “Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee” is now available.

Individuals are encouraged to submit written comments to the federal government on the Advisory Report. The period for written comments was extended to 11:59 p.m. E.D.T. on May 8, 2015.

Federal Register Notices


Please direct all media inquiries to ASHMedia@hhs.gov or call (202) 205-0143.

Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines, these workshops — available in English and Spanish — help community educators, health promoters, and others teach adults in a variety of settings. Learn how to give the workshops in your community.

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has completed its independent review of the scientific evidence on diet, nutrition, and health.

2010 Dietary Guidelines

2010 Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 include key recommendations to help people choose an overall healthy diet. Check out the Guidelines and related resources about healthy eating and nutrition.

Previous Guidelines and Reports

Previous Guidelines and Reports

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been published every 5 years since 1980. Take a look at earlier guidelines and reports.

DGA and You

ChooseMyPlate.gov

Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov to help you follow the Dietary Guidelines.

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