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Registration Now Open for Fourth Meeting of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

As part of its ongoing work, the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will hold its next public meeting on January 19, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Convened jointly by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture, the committee will hear updates from each subcommittee and discuss progress made since the third public meeting. Topics will include protocol development, evidence review and synthesis, draft conclusion statements, and plans for future committee work, including development of the committee’s scientific report.

10 Holiday Recipes That Won’t Break the Bank

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration and delicious food! Celebrating the holidays on a budget does not mean sacrificing flavor or tradition. With a little ingenuity, you can create delicious, festive meals that celebrate the spirit of the season without compromising on flavor or nutrition. Let's explore some satisfying MyPlate holiday recipes that respect your wallet and contribute to a memorable feast!

Enjoy Stress-Free Holidays with Nutrition.gov’s New Healthy Resources

December is a festive time of year with twinkling lights, fresh baked goods and meaningful get-togethers with our loved ones. However, planning menus that meet guests’ dietary restrictions, sticking within your holiday budget, and ensuring safe food practices, can be overwhelming. That’s why Nutrition.gov launched a Healthy Holidays webpage with resources so you can enjoy a stress-free holiday season. On this new webpage, you can find information on:

How to Cook Turkey Stuffing Safely

Here’s an important Thanksgiving food safety tip that will surprise many: USDA doesn’t recommend stuffing a whole turkey. The practice increases the risk of cross-contamination and takes the turkey longer to cook. Cook stuffing separately instead.

Knowledge is Power! Increase Your Health Literacy with USDA Resources

October is Health Literacy Month! Health literacy is a crucial component of maintaining our health. It is your ability to access and understand health information and services. Being able to find and use the best available resources can help us live healthier lives, prevent certain health outcomes, and manage health issues.

The Kitchen Sink: An Overlooked Place for Food Safety

We use the kitchen sink for food preparation – rinsing produce, cleaning pots and pans, washing utensils that touch raw meat, and more. With these activities come the possibility for foodborne illness-causing bacteria to hang out in the sink too. If proper food preparation safety steps are not followed, these bacteria could cross-contaminate your food and make you sick!

Do You Know the Correct Place to Insert Your Food Thermometer?

You have a food thermometer and are ready to use it – that’s fantastic! But do you know where to place it in your foods? Correctly placing the food thermometer within food is important to get the most accurate temperature reading. Without proper placement, it’s possible that parts of your food could still be undercooked and, if contaminated, could make you sick.