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Dietary Guidelines

Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption is a key recommendation of the Dietary myplate_blueGuidelines for Americans (DGA) which encourages all Americans to “make half their plate fruits and vegetables” to promote good health, maintain a healthy weight and reduce risk of chronic disease.

The DGA, which provide the basis for federal food and nutrition policy and nutrition education initiatives, are updated and published every 5 years in a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will be published in early 2015. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has completed their scientific review; their Report to the Secretaries of USDA and HHS is expected shortly thereafter. The HHS and USDA will consider the DGAC’s scientific recommendations, agency review and public comments in preparing the 2015 DGA.          

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