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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide tips for eating well and staying healthy. They can help you reduce your risk for long-term (chronic) diseases.
The guidelines recommend that adults:
These guidelines are from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They are updated every 5 years.
Key recommendations for the general public include the following: footnote 1
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture (2015). 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans 8th ed. http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/. Accessed January 12, 2016.
Current as of:
September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineElizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal MedicineRhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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