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Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy is clear: We will not collect personal information about you when you visit our website, (including our social media sites) unless you choose to provide that information to us.
For more information, please visit: 

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Privacy Policy
Health and Human Services (HHS) Privacy Policy

Digital Rights and Copyright

The information presented on website is considered public domain information. This means it may be freely distributed and copied — but please include a link to our website and acknowledge USDA and HHS as the source. 

Some images on are in the public domain and can be freely reused. These images generally include charts, tables, and graphs that represent government data sets. However, some materials on the website are protected by copyright, trademark, or patent, and/or are provided for personal use only. Such materials are used by USDA and HHS with permission. You may need to obtain permission from the copyright, trademark, or patent holder to acquire, use, reproduce, or distribute these materials. If it’s not clear whether an image is in the public domain, please contact us for information about the source of the image in question.

Materials downloaded from cannot be used to misrepresent USDA or HHS or to imply an endorsement of any commercial or private product, service, or activity.

The USDA Symbol is protected by trademark law and owned by USDA. Permission to use the USDA Symbol must be obtained from USDA. To request permission to use USDA’s Symbol contact USDA’s Office of Communications, Director of Brand, Events, Exhibits and Editorial Review Division. 

The HHS Seal and Logo are for the official use of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and not for the use of the private sector on its materials. More information is available on the HHS website.

Accessibility Statement

USDA and HHS are committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998. 

Section 508 is a federal law that requires agencies to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to electronic information and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. The Section 508 standards are the technical requirements and criteria that are used to measure conformance within this law. More information on Section 508 and the technical standards can be found at and on the USDA and HHS websites. 

Endorsement Disclaimer – Links to Others Sites

This graphic notice, Exit Disclaimer or Exit Disclaimer, means that you are leaving and entering a non-federal website. You will be subject to that site’s privacy policy when you leave
Linking to a non-federal site does not constitute an endorsement by USDA or HHS, or any of its employees, of the sponsors, information, or products presented on the site. USDA and HHS do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.


The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, USDA, and Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, HHS, are the agency leads for the development of the Dietary Guidelines for their respective Departments.