Previous Editions

Dietary Guidelines for Americans: A Historical Overview (PDF|233KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Historical compilation of professional reviews and commentaries of the Dietary Goals for the United States and Dietary Guidelines for Americans documents published between 1977-2006 by governmental and non-governmental agencies, scientists, and educators.


Dietary Guidelines Logo Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005

Department of Health and Human Services.

Federal government's authoritative nutrition advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.




Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2000 logo Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines For Americans, 5th Edition - 2000

U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Health and Human Services.

Provides authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. Also in PDF|589 KB.


Background Information on the 2000 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (PDF | 12 kb)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Presents historical information on the development of the 2000 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1995 logo Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 4th Edition - 1995

U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Health and Human Services.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1990 logo Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 3rd Edition - 1990

U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Health and Human Services.


Summary Table Comparing Dietary Guidelines For Americans, 1980 to 2000 (PDF | 9 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Compares the major components of the five Dietary Guidelines issued from 1980 to 2000.