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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Description of Resource: 
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is a set of evidence-based recommendations intended to help people choose an overall healthy diet. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines includes 5 Guidelines that encourage healthy eating patterns and several Key Recommendations with specific nutritional targets and dietary limits.

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Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Nutrition and Weight Status
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans [Internet]. 8th ed. 2015 Dec [cited 2016 Feb 4]. Available from: