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Historical U.S. Food Policy Information

Historical Information


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Find information on the history of dietary guidance including older editions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the history of the National School Lunch program and other food assistance programs. See more history of nutrition and foods:


Historical compilation of the professional reviews and commentaries of the Dietary Goals for the United States and Dietary Guidelines for Americans documents published between 1980-2005 by governmental and non-governmental agencies, scientists, and educators.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

This issue of FoodReview is the annual spotlight on the U.S. food system, 2000, featuring articles on food consumption and spending, food markets, food assistance and nutrition, and food safety. Volume 23, Issue 3.

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Presents historical data on the nutrient content of the food supply in the United States. Includes data on macronutrients as well as 19 vitamins and minerals.