Guidelines & Recommendations

Dietary guidelines and public health approaches to improve population nutrition.

A family preparing a healthy meal.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Designed for policymakers and nutrition and health professionals to help all individuals and their families consume a healthy, nutritionally adequate diet. Used to develop, implement, and evaluate food, nutrition, and health policies and programs. It also is the basis for federal nutrition education materials designed for the public.

Food Service Guidelines
Standards to create a food environment in which healthier choices are easier. Used to increase the availability of healthier foods and beverages to increase the likelihood that consumers select healthier options.

The Community Guide Findings for Nutrition
Summary of evidence and supporting materials for interventions to improve nutrition from the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices for students in grades K-12.

Recommendations for Healthy Pregnancies

Recommendations While Breastfeeding

Connect with Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity