Dietary Guidelines

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 document cover Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010

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

Use this science-based nutrition guidance for Americans ages 2 and older to promote healthy lifestyles and dietary habits.


Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010

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

Read about the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and rationale for changes incorporated into the 2010 release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


2010 Dietary Guidelines Backgrounder: History and Process (PDF | 40 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Review the history of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and process for developing the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.


USDA Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Examine evidence-based systematic reviews which inform Federal nutrition policy and programs. The Library evaluates, synthesizes, and grades the strength of available scientific evidence to support dietary recommendation and guidance.


International Food-based Fietary Guidelines

UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.

View dietary guidelines from around the world. These guidelines establish a basis for each respective country's public food and nutrition, health and agricultural policies and nutrition education programs, which in turn attempt to foster healthy eating habits and lifestyles.