Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to eat a healthful diet — one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent disease. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have jointly published the Dietary Guidelines every 5 years since 1980. Learn more about:

Announcement

Upcoming Meeting

The seventh meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is scheduled for December 15, 2014. Registration for the public webcast will open on December 2, 2014. Read the Federal Register notice about the meeting [PDF - 176 KB].

The registration link, agenda, and other meeting information will be posted here as they become available.

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

Beginning with the 1985 edition, HHS and USDA have appointed a Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) consisting of nationally recognized experts in the field of nutrition and health. See the list of DGAC members, subcommittees, and consultants.

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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