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Evolution of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Process and Products: 1980 to Present

The following chart is a brief snapshot of how the development and products of the Dietary Guidelines review process have evolved from 1980 to present. Over time, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) has grown from a consumer-oriented brochure to a comprehensive resource for policy makers and health professionals with complementary consumer materials developed by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS).

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