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Last Published: 08/17/2016

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities. They are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Healthy Eating Index

The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a measure of diet quality that assesses conformance to federal dietary guidance.

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Healthy Meals Resource System (HMRS)

Provides information to persons working in the USDA's Child Nutrition Programs.

Choose My Plate


Food Guidance System translates nutritional recommendations into the kinds and amounts of food to eat each day.

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Team Nutrition

provides training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

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Other Resources

  --  School Nutrition Association
  -- National Food Service Management Institute
  -- American Commodity Distribution Association