Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020: A Summary

About half of all adult Americans have at least one chronic disease that could be prevented. Many of these preventable chronic diseases are related to poor eating and physical activity habits. The good news is that the risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, can be reduced with the help of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which is described in this five-page fact sheet. Written by Kelly Johnston and Karla P. Shelnutt and published by the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.