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Dietary Guidance

View the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Dietary Reference Intakes, and other dietary guidance.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Learn about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 and their recommendations for a healthy eating pattern.

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)

Discover the nutrient needs of healthy populations and how they are developed using the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) reports from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.


Browse MyPlate's nutrition education materials and tools, including the MyPlate Plan and Start Simple with MyPlate app.

Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Calculator for Healthcare Professionals

Calculate daily nutrient recommendations for calories, macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals based on the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) established by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 

Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection

Explore the history of dietary guidance and nutrition education from the 19th century to today.

Previous Dietary Guidelines

USDA and HHS released the first edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 1980. Since then, a new edition has been published every 5 years, featuring recommendations developed based on the latest body of nutrition science.

Check out Previous Dietary Guidelines to see how they helped shape federal policies and programs related to food, nutrition, and health.

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