The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages individuals to eat a healthful diet — one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent chronic disease. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly publish the Dietary Guidelines every 5 years. Learn more:
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) submitted the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Advisory Report) to the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in February 2015. The purpose of the Advisory Report is to inform the Federal government of current scientific evidence on topics related to diet, nutrition, and health. It provides the Federal government with a foundation for developing national nutrition policy. However, the Advisory Report is not the Dietary Guidelines for Americans policy or a draft of the policy. The Federal government will determine how it will use the information in the Advisory Report as the government develops the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. HHS and USDA will jointly release the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015 later this year.
Each section of the Advisory Report below links to text for that section. A printable PDF is also provided. The PDF provides page and line numbers that the public can use when submitting written comments.
Part B: Setting the Stage and Integrating the Evidence
- Chapter 1: Introduction – [Download as a PDF – 505KB]
- Chapter 2: 2015 DGAC Themes and Recommendations: Integrating the Evidence – [Download as a PDF – 89KB]
Part D: Science Base
- Chapter 1: Food and Nutrient Intakes, and Health: Current Status and Trends – [Download as a PDF – 5.6MB]
- Chapter 2: Dietary Patterns, Foods and Nutrients, and Health Outcomes – [Download as a PDF – 952KB]
- Chapter 3: Individual Diet and Physical Activity Behavior Change – [Download as a PDF – 276KB]
- Chapter 4: Food Environment and Settings – [Download as a PDF – 607KB]
- Chapter 5: Food Sustainability and Safety – [Download as a PDF – 837KB]
- Chapter 6: Cross-Cutting Topics of Public Health Importance – [Download as a PDF – 305KB]