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History of Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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

View this 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 for Americans 2010 document cover Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 (7th Edition) (PDF | 2.9 MB)

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


Dietary Guidelines Logo Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 (6th Edition)

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

Find dietary advice from 2005 for promoting health and reducing chronic disease risk in Americans two years and older.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 (PDF | 3.94 MB)

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

See the survey used prior to the launch of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 to track changes related to nutrition and physical activity in Americans.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2000 logo Dietary Guidelines For Americans 2000 (5th Edition) (PDF | 1.7 MB)

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

View historical dietary advice for promoting health and reducing chronic disease risk in Americans two years and older. Also see Using the Dietary Guidelines for Americans PDF|281 KB, a summary brochure of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2000.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1995 logo Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1995 (4th Edition) (PDF | 1.4 MB)

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

Find dietary advice from 1995 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) (PDF | 516 KB)

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

Find dietary advice from 1990 for promoting health and reducing chronic disease risk in Americans two years and older.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1985 (2nd Edition) (PDF | 573 KB)

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

Find dietary advice from 1985 for promoting health and reducing chronic disease risk in Americans two years and older.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1980 (1st Edition) (PDF | 1.1 MB)

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

Find dietary advice from 1980 for promoting health and reducing chronic disease risk in Americans two years and older.


Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection Logo Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection

USDA. National Agricultural Library

Digital collection of historical dietary guidance publications of the U.S. government.