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Eat Healthy

A healthy diet can help protect you from heart disease, bone loss, colorectal cancer, and diabetes. If you eat a healthy diet and exercise, you can keep your body strong and fit.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

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

Eat Less Sodium: Quick Tips

These tips can help you cut back on the sodium (salt) in your diet.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

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

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions: Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Find answers to questions about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and how these guidelines help Americans make smart choices about food and physical activity so they can have healthier lives.

Review Date: June 03, 2011

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Diet and Dental Health

This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about diet and oral health: how the food you eat causes tooth decay, how to choose foods wisely and tips for better dental health.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

American Dental Association

Eating Well As You Get Older: FAQ

Why do people lose interest in eating and cooking as they get older? What should I do if I don't feel like eating? I find it difficult to shop for food. Where can I get help? Find some answers here.

Review Date: March 05, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

This one-stop, easy-to-use resource brings together nutrition science and expertise to help Americans make smart choices from every food group, find balance between food and physical activity, and get the most out of the calories we consume.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 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

10 Tips for Healthy Meals- (PDF)

Learn how you can adjust the portions on your plate to get more of what you need without too many calories.

Review Date: January 24, 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

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

Better Health and You: Tips for Adults

Find tips for healthy eating, getting active, and more to help you keep a healthy weight.

Review Date: February 08, 2013

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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

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

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

Find a Registered Dietitian

Whether you're a consumer looking for personal assistance, or a business looking for nutrition consulting, use this search tool to identify a nutrition provider for your specific needs.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Food-a-pedia

Get quick access to nutrition information for over 1,000 foods from home or any mobile device. Find the calories for a food, or compare two foods.

Review Date: October 26, 2011

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

Fruit and Vegetable Calculator

How many fruits and vegetables do you need? A growing body of research shows that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health. Enter your age, sex, and level of physical activity to find the daily amount that's right for you.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

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

Growing a Healthier You: Nutrition From the Farm to the Table

This page features nutritional and food safety information, menu planners, and other tools to help you benefit from adding fruits, vegetables and other foods to your meals.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

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

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

Healthy Eating at Home

Good nutrition begins at home, so talk to your child about making healthy food and beverage choices and model those healthy behaviors yourself. These tips will give you some ideas on ways to get your family eating healthier.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Hunger and Malnutrition

People who have plenty to eat may be malnourished if they don't eat food that provides the right nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Read about hunger and malnutrition.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Improving Your Health: Tips for African American Men and Women

Learn new steps to change eating and exercise habits for healthier living. A substitution list provides lowfat alternatives to traditional African American foods.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Interactive Menu Planner

Try this menu planner for healthy meal ideas.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Interactive Tools: Quizzes and Games for National Nutrition Month®

Answer questions on nutrition, find out how to eat better and increase energy!

Review Date: March 11, 2013

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Let's Eat for the Health of It- (PDF)

Find tips on how to build a healthy plate, cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt, and eat the right amount of calories for you.

Review Date: June 06, 2011

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

Make Your Calories Count - Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management: Preface

Learn to use the Nutrition Facts label to help balance your calories as you manage your weight.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

More Than 50 Ways To Prevent Diabetes

This tip sheet, designed especially for African Americans, offers more than 50 ways to prevent diabetes.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

National Diabetes Education Program

My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Tools for Adult Women- (PDF)

This guide for adult women offers tips and tools for including healthy eating and physical activity in your daily life. Find out how your health care provider can help you set and achieve goals that are right for you.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Tools for Young Women- (PDF)

This guide for young women offers tips and tools for including healthy eating and physical activity in your daily life. Find out how your health care provider can help you set and achieve goals that are right for you.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

MyPlate.gov - Daily Food Plan

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

Review Date: July 19, 2011

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

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

Nutrition and Activity Quiz

Are you making healthy choices when it comes to nutrition and physical activity? Find out by taking this quick quiz.

Review Date: February 14, 2011

American Cancer Society

Nutrition and Cancer (Video)

Watch this video on the importance of good nutrition during cancer treament.

Review Date: October 25, 2012

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Nutrition and Eye Health

Scientists believe that some age-related eye diseases may be slowed by vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables, or taken in supplement form. Read more about it here.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

Lighthouse International

Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment: Answers To Common Questions

The American Cancer Society offers these questions and answers to address common concerns of cancer survivors regarding diet and physical activity.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

American Cancer Society

Nutrition Information for Cooked Seafood

This poster lists nutrition information for 20 of the most frequently consumed types of cooked seafood in the United States. Consumers can use this printable poster when planning for a healthy meal.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Nutrition Information for Raw Fruits

This poster lists nutrition information for the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits in the United States. Consumers can use this printable poster to plan for a healthy meal.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Nutrition Information for Raw Vegetables

This poster lists nutrition information for the 20 most frequently consumed raw vegetables in the United States. Consumers can use this printable poster when planning for a healthy meal.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Overview of Nutrition in Cancer Care

Read about the effect of cancer treatment on nutrition, nutrition suggestions for symptom relief, and other food-related issues.

Review Date: June 27, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Protein Calculator

Find the right amount of protein recommended for your diet.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

University of Maryland Medical Center

Recipe Finder

Search this database of recipes submitted by nutrition and health professionals and organizations.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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

Tips On How To Make Healthier Meals

Learn how to choose foods low in saturated fat, sodium and calories to make healthier meals.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

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

Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths

This publication dispels weight-loss and nutrition-related common myths about diet, meals, physical activity, and food.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

What Is Soy?

Soy is a great source of protein and contains other nutrients such as iron and calcium. Foods containing soy protein are a healthy alternative to meats and other animal products that contain cholesterol and saturated fat.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

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