Government to Release New Dietary Guidelines on Monday

January 28, 2011

The much-anticipated 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will be announced on Monday, January 31, by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

The much-anticipated 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will be announced on Monday, January 31, by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. USDA and HHS update the guidelines every five years.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans reflect the federal government’s evidence-based nutritional guidelines for improved nutrition and physical activity to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of obesity. The document assists policy makers, nutrition professionals, food-assistance program administrators, the food industry, scientists and academics, and the nutrition-focused media with a consistent, science-based foundation for their nutrition efforts.

The release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will be webcast live starting at 10:00 am ET on Monday, January 31, 2011. Visit USDA.gov/live to watch the release.