Calculate your daily nutrient recommendations for dietary planning. Learn your Body Mass Index, daily calorie needs, and recommended vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients, such as carboyhdrates, protein, and fats.
Review Date: January 29, 2013
Food and Nutrition Information Center
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
As a consumer, the most important thing to know about trans fat is that it behaves like saturated fat in the body by raising low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol — which can increase your risk of coronary heart disease.
Review Date: January 25, 2013
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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