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Nutrition Insights
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 was released on December 29, 2020. These are the 9th edition of the Dietary Guidelines.
 

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2013 Expenditures on Children By Families

The annual report, Expenditures on Children and Families, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, shows that a middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about $245,340 ($304,480 adjusted for projected inflation* for food, housing, childcare and education, and other child-rearing expenses up to age 18. Costs associated with pregnancy or expenses occurred after age 18, such as higher education, are not included.

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Briefing for Capitol Hill and Press on Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report Release on June 15, 2010

Briefing by Dr. Robert Post from USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion about the Advisory Committee Report for the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.

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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior - Guest Editorial

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior - Guest Editorial

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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior - Foreword

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior - Foreword

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Proposed Daily Food Intake Pattern Tables

These tables show the amount of food from each Pyramid group and subgroup suggested as daily intake amounts in the proposed Pyramid food patterns. Food patterns are set at energy levels ranging from 1000 to 3200 calories. The daily intake amounts are shown in both total quantity (cups or ounce equivalents) and in number of servings. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Backgrounder for Revision of Food Guide Pyramid Sept. 10, 2003

In 2000, USDA initiated a comprehensive reassessment of the Food Guide Pyramid (FGP), which was originally released in 1992. USDA has provided food guidance to the American public for over 100 years, and the Pyramid is the current graphic representation of this guidance.

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Backgrounder for Revision of the Food Guidance System

USDA’s current food guidance system that includes the Food Guide Pyramid is being reassessed. The overall purpose of the reassessment is to ensure that the food guidance system reflects the latest nutritional science and to improve the educational tools that assist consumers in making healthier food choices. USDA expects to release the new food guidance system in early 2005.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA Food Patterns

The USDA Food Patterns were developed to help individuals carry out Dietary Guidelines recommendations.