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Healthy Eating: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about eating healthy.

Review Date: April 18, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy Snacks: Quick Tips for Parents

Use these easy snack ideas to keep your kids eating healthy between meals.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Heart Healthy Foods: Shopping List

Use this list to help you shop for foods low in sodium and high in fiber.

Review Date: April 18, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Low Sodium Foods: Shopping List

Next time you go grocery shopping, take this list to help you choose low sodium foods.

Review Date: March 27, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

SuperTracker

Use the SuperTracker to plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity.

Review Date: January 10, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Learning About Carbohydrates: For Kids

This article for kids describes the two types of carbohydrates and how the body uses them as a major source of energy.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

10 Tips for Affordable Vegetables and Fruits- (PDF)

It is possible to fit vegetables and fruits into any budget. Here are some low-cost ways to meet your fruit and vegetable needs.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

10 Tips for Smart Dining Out

Enjoy dining out in a healthier way by using these easy tips.

Review Date: March 13, 2013

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

A River of Recipes: Native American Recipes Using Commodity Foods- (PDF)

These Native American recipes from tribes across North America make use of USDA’s commodities that are provided to recipients who participate in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

Review Date: April 03, 2012

Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

AICR's Foods That Fight Cancer™

Here is a partial list of the foods that the American Institute for Cancer Research gets asked about most often. Click on each one to learn what current science says about its potential role in cancer protection.

Review Date: November 03, 2011

American Institute for Cancer Research

Ask-A-Question: Food and Nutrition Information Center

FNIC Nutrition Information Specialists are experienced Registered Dietitians available to help you locate resources and information and to answer food and nutrition questions. Use the online form to send your questions.

Review Date: May 14, 2012

Food and Nutrition Information Center

Ask-A-Question: Food and Nutrition Information Center

FNIC Nutrition Information Specialists are experienced Registered Dietitians available to help you locate resources and information and to answer food and nutrition questions. Use the online form to send your questions.

Review Date: May 14, 2012

Food and Nutrition Information Center

Balanced Energy In: Smart Food Shopping

Get tips for smart food shopping.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Carbohydrate Calculator

A balanced diet needs to contain a proper mix of carbohydrates, fat and protein. Find the right amount of carbohydrates recommended for your diet.

Review Date: July 06, 2012

University of Maryland Medical Center

Choose MyPlate - 10 Tips to a Great Plate- (PDF)

Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be as simple as using these 10 Tips. Find ideas to balance your calories, choose foods to eat more often, and cut back on foods to eat less often.

Review Date: June 06, 2011

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Cooking Abilities of Young Children- (PDF)

Let your child help prepare and cook food with these kitchen tasks for young children.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

California Department of Public Health

Daily Food and Activity Diary

Use this printable form to write down your diet and exercise goals each day.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Daily Food Plan

Fill out this simple chart to learn how much of each food group you need every day.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Deliciously Healthy Eating

Try these heart healthy recipes and tips.

Review Date: May 02, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Eat Right

Learn how to make better choices about what to eat and drink.

Review Date: January 31, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Eat Right Nutrition Tips

Eat Right nutrition tip sheets provide practical food and nutrition guidance for healthy eating. These educational handouts are written by ADA- registered dietitians.

Review Date: June 14, 2011

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Eat Right When Money's Tight- (PDF)

This tip sheet, created by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides information on how to shop for a nutritious diet while on a low-income budget.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Eat Right, Affordably

Eating right can be affordable, convenient and nutritious with a small amount of advanced planning. Learn how portion control, choosing frozen or canned produce, and safely handling and storing leftovers can stretch any food budget.

Review Date: June 14, 2011

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Eating Healthy When Dining Out

If you are treating yourself to a meal out, here are some tips to help make it a dining experience that is both tasty and good for you.

Review Date: March 14, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Fact Sheet: Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology has the potential to be used in medical products, foods and cosmetics. Nanomaterials are so small that they can’t be seen with a regu­lar microscope. The FDA is maintaining a product-focused and science-based policy to appropriately regulate products using this emerging technology.

Review Date: July 16, 2014

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Farmers Market Search

Find a Farmers Market in your area and enjoy locally grown, farm fresh produce.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Food-a-pedia

Look up a food to get quick access to nutrition info for over 8,000 foods. Choose and compare 2 foods.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Foods for Healthy Skin: Top Picks

Research on the best foods for healthy skin is limited. Still, antioxidant-rich foods seem to have a protective effect for the skin. Learn more about foods that appear to promote skin health.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Healthy Dining Finder

Search for restaurants offering healthy dining choices in your neighborhood. Use calories, fat, saturated fat, and price ranges to find delicious, nutritious meals that are right for you.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

Healthy Dining

How to Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight

Research shows that people unintentionally consume more calories when faced with larger portions. This can mean significant excess calorie intake, especially when eating high-calorie foods. Here are some tips to help you avoid some common portion-size pitfalls.

Review Date: March 01, 2012

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low-Calorie, Lower Fat Alternative Foods

Some foods provide most of their calories from sugar and fat but give you few, if any, vitamins and minerals. These low-calorie alternatives provide new ideas for old favorites.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Meal and Snack Calculator

If you want to lose, maintain, or gain weight, this tool will calculate the number of calories that are right for you.

Review Date: February 06, 2013

Shape Up America!

My Food Advisor - American Diabetes Association

Personalize MyFoodAdvisor to meet your needs and help you manage diabetes. Set your goals and track your progress. Save your favorite recipes and create shopping lists to save you time and money.

Review Date: February 28, 2013

American Diabetes Association

My Food Diary- (PDF)

Use this food diary to track how much and what you eat.

Review Date: January 24, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

My Shopping List

Use this healthy foods checklist to make your shopping list.

Review Date: January 24, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

MyPlan Daily Food Plan

Want to know the amount of each food group you need daily? Create a profile to find out and receive a customized Daily Food Plan.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

MyPlate.gov: Daily Food Plan for Your Preschooler

Create a customized Daily Food Plan for children 2 to 5 years of age. The Plan will show what and how much your child should eat to meet his or her needs. Find tips to help you plan meals for your preschooler.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

NHLBI Serving Size Card- (PDF)

Double-check the portion sizes at your next meal.

Review Date: May 07, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods using this new and improved search feature.

Review Date: November 26, 2012

National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Portion Distortion Quiz

Do you know how food portions have changed in the past 20 years? Take these quizzes to learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories found in today's portions.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Soy Foods and Health

Foods that contain whole soy are a good source of protein. Studies have shown that soy may offer health benefits, including lowering blood cholesterol and reducing the risk of certain cancers.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Tips for Eating Healthy When Eating Out

Learn how to eat smart even when you eat out.

Review Date: January 24, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

We Can! Go, Slow, and Whoa Foods- (PDF)

Use this chart as a guide to help you and your family make smart food choices.

Review Date: January 24, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

We Can! Weekly Meal Planner- (PDF)

Use this tool to help plan healthier meals for your family.

Review Date: January 24, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

What’s On Your Plate? Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging

Making wise decisions about what you eat as you get older is important. This guide to healthy eating, written especially for older adults, describes what you need to know about food groups, serving sizes, food labels, and more.

Review Date: April 01, 2014

NIH National Institute on Aging

What’s On Your Plate? Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging

Making wise decisions about what you eat as you get older is important. This guide to healthy eating, written especially for older adults, describes what you need to know about food groups, serving sizes, food labels, and more.

Review Date: April 01, 2014

NIH National Institute on Aging