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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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

The Dietary Guidelines are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). They provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.

The 2005 Dietary Guidelines remain the current guidance until the 2010 Dietary Guidelines are published.

Development of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meetings

The first two Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee meetings have been held. For details on these, see the right column. The transcript and minutes from the second meeting (January 29-30, 2009) will be available soon.

The third meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 29-30, 2009. Details will be posted soon.

Providing Comments to the Committee

Comments related to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines revision process can be submitted on a continuous basis anytime through the completion of the Advisory Committee's report.

To submit or view comments, click on the appropriate link below.

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Last Modified: 02/03/2009


Meetings of the 2010
Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
    First Meeting
Oct 30-31, 2008
    Second Meeting
January 29-30, 2009
    Third Meeting
April 29-30, 2009 (tent.)
    Fourth Meeting
not yet scheduled
    Fifth Meeting
not yet scheduled

Members of the 2010
Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

    Call for nominations via Federal Register notice  
      Website PDF / Text PDF  
    Press release announcing Committee members  

Related Materials

    Timetable at a Glance  
    Dear Colleague Letter  
    Current Guidelines  
    Previous Guidelines  
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