The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is designed to help individuals or household living in United States of America eat a healthier diet. Furthermore, the Guidelines are delineate for nutrition and health professionals to help all individuals and their families consume a healthy, nutritionally adequate diet.
Policymakers use the information in the Dietary Guidelines to develop Federal food, nutrition, and health policies and programs.
The Dietary Guideline for Americans is required under the 1990 National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act, which states that every 5 years, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) must jointly publish a report containing nutritional and dietary information and guidelines for the general public.
With the Dietary Guidelines, people can improve their overall eating patterns. This contain complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet.
This 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines edition offers 5 overarching Guidelines and a number of Key Recommendations with specific nutritional targets and dietary limits.
How Can I Order a Copy Of 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans?
You can download the Dietary Guidelines [PDF – 10.8 MB] or order a hard copy. Businesses and industry professionals can order for copies from the U.S. Government Bookstore.
Nutrition educators can as well request a complimentary copy through FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).
To get a single copy, complete the CFSAN Publications Request Form [PDF – 1.7 MB] (check the Nutrition Section, Item DG-33 for the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans)
To order for bulk copies, just send an email to Leslie.Davis@fda.hhs.gov (Remember to include your shipping address and also a brief explanation of how you intend to use the copies).