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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities.

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Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 — US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government's evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.

Because more than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, the 7th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans places stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity.... (click here for the full press release)

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 - coverPress Release
Executive Summary
Selected Messages for Consumers
Questions and Answers

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
 (Policy Document)
Consumer Brochure (6/11)
Communications Message Calendar (6/11)

Additional consumer materials which support and reflect the Dietary Guidelines continue to be developed and released.

The release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 was webcast live on Monday, January 31, 2011. Watch it here.


Last Modified: September 26, 2012 05:03 PM

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
    • Policy Document
• Press Release
• Executive Summary
• Selected Messages
• Backgrounder
Questions & Answers
• Public Comments
• Slide Presentation 
• Consumer Brochure
• Message Calendar
2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
    Report to the Secretaries of USDA and HHS (6/15/10)  
    Media Briefing
  • Audio MWV
  • Transcript PDF / TXT
Committee Meetings
First Meeting
Second Meeting
Third Meeting
Fourth Meeting
Fifth Meeting
Sixth (Final) Meeting
Committee Members
  • Nominations PDF / TXT
  • Committee PDF / TXT
  • Timetable PDF / TXT
Related Materials
Nutrition Evidence Library
  • Previous Guidelines
  • Related Topics 
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