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 (6th Edition)

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

Provides authoritative dietary advice for promoting health and reducing chronic disease risk in Americans two years and older.


Health and Diet Survey: 2005 Dietary Guidelines Supplement

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Food and Drug Administration.

A survey taken prior to the launch of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 and repeated a year later that tracks changes related to nutrition and physical activity in Americans. Also in PDF|737 KB.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2000 logo Dietary Guidelines For Americans 2000 (5th Edition)

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

Provides authoritative dietary advice for promoting health and reducing chronic disease risk in Americans two years and older. Also in PDF|589 KB. See the Backgrounder(PDF|12 KB) for historical information on developing the guidelines.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1995 logo Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1995 (4th Edition)

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

Provides authoritative dietary advice for promoting health and reducing chronic disease risk in Americans two years and older.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1990 logo Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1990 (3rd Edition)

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

Provides authoritative dietary advice for promoting health and reducing chronic disease risk in Americans two years and older.


Comparison: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1980-2000 (PDF | 9 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

A summary table compares editions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans issued from 1980 to 2000.