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Current Dietary Guidelines

Dietary Guidelines Resources for Professionals

Use the information on this page to learn more about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and to get tips and resources to share with your audiences. 

dietary guidelines executive summary

Learn more about what’s inside the Dietary Guidelines. 

Read the Executive Summary that provides highlights from the Dietary Guidelines. The Executive Summary is also available in Spanish.

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Read the Recommendations At-A-Glance, which provides a summary of the five Guidelines and the supporting Key Recommendations. The Recommendations At-A-Glance is also available in Spanish.

View Recommendations View Recommendations in Spanish

Communicator’s Guide 

The Communicator’s Guide was designed to help professionals take the guess work out of translating the Dietary Guidelines into practical tools and resources for different audiences. Use this resource as a guide to create nutrition education materials and messages for individuals, families, and other groups, based on the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Learn more about the Communicator’s Guide

Toolkit for Professionals 

Use this toolkit to educate your patients, clients and peers. Get ready-to-use tips, conversation starters, patient handouts and more.

Find background information about the development of the Dietary Guidelines and slides to incorporate into your own presentations. 

Community Workshops

Use the Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops to share tips and resources in an interactive format. This series of six one-hour workshops is based on the Dietary Guidelines and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and are used by community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings. The workshops include a lesson plan, learning objectives, talking points, hands-on activities, videos, and handouts.