On January 31, USDA released the 2010 update of "Dietary Guidelines for Americans", 7th Edition. This document, issued every 5-years, and from an inherently cautious governmental agency, remains an important benchmark for the "general consensus" on nutritional priorities for the consuming public. It may, as has been normal for past editions, receive considerable criticism from nutrition and consumer activists, but is, nevertheless, an important point of reference for students of food policy, public health, and nutrition.

We post below: (1) the Press Release; (2) the Executive Summary; and (3) the complete document text.