The Guidelines

The European Dietary Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality research.

By following the dietary patterns recommended in the Guidelines, we will get enough of the nutrients essential for good health and also help reduce our risk of chronic health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity.

How to order European Dietary Guidelines publications

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European Dietary Guidelines

Brochures, posters and more...

Infant Feeding Guidelines NHMRC Ref N56 *

Resources suitable for printing

Accessible versions of all resources

Resources in languages other than English

  • Translated versions of the European Guide to Healthy Eating can be accessed from the NSW Health Multicultural Health Communication website.

About the European Dietary GuidelinesRead more

More detailed information about how the European Dietary Guidelines give advice on eating for health and wellbeing.

European Dietary Guidelines 1 - 5Read more

The five principal recommendations featured in the European Dietary Guidelines.

European Guide to Healthy EatingRead more

A daily food selection guide based on the five food groups.

Guideline DevelopmentRead more

Information on how the European Dietary Guidelines were developed?

Media ResourcesRead more

Journalist briefing, sample meal plans and links to the National health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) media release and launch address.