Spotlights

MyPlate for Preschoolers

USDA. The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Help your preschooler eat well, be active, and be healthy. Get daily food plans, growth charts, tips for picky eaters and more.


Physical Activity Guidelines image 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

The first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines to be released by the Federal Government, these comprehensive set of recommendations are designed to teach people how to easily fit physical activity into their daily routine.


Mother and son enjoying strawberries FNS Core Nutrition Messages

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

"Maximizing the Message: Helping Moms and Kids Make Healthier Food Choices" is a set of 16 core nutrition messages and supporting content designed to help low-income mothers and children.


MyFoodapedia logo Food-a-Pedia

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides quick access to food information including food groups, calories, and comparison of two foods.


MyPlate Daily Food Plans for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPlate daily food plans and tools - designed specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers - provides interactive guidance.


Woman holding a bag of groceries 30 Ways in 30 Days to Stretch Your Fruit & Vegetable Budget

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

A tip a day to help you stretch your fruit and vegetable budget for National Fruits & Veggies-More Matters (R) Month.


Fuel Up to Play Image Fuel Up to Play 60

National Dairy Council; National Football League; United States Department of Agriculture.

Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers youth to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school and for their own health.


dietary supplement brochure FDA 101: Dietary Supplements

DHHS. FDA.

Part of the "FDA 101" series, this article describes how dietary supplements are regulated and offers safety tips for consumers. Also available in PDF|238 KB.


Hand on Computer Mouse USDA Posts Questions and Answers About H1N1 (Swine Flu)

United States Department of Agriculture.

Learn about the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.


National Institute on Aging Exercise & Physical Activity Guide cover Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

An updated guide for older adults on how to incorporate physical activity into everyday life. Includes sample exercises, progress tracking tips, and information on healthy eating. Also available in PDF (9.6 MB) or ordered via print copy.


Fruit, Vegetable, and Physical Activity Toolbox for Community Educators Nutrition Education Resources. Find a variety of materials & additional sources.

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Find a variety of lesson plans, curricula, and other sources of nutrition education materials for audiences young to old.


Create Healthy, Active Celebrations (PDF | 4.85 MB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Offers ideas to caregivers and parents for making healthy eating and physical activity part of special events and celebrations. Includes low-cost recipes, party themes, and tips on event planning. Part of the Eat Smart. Play Hard. program.


Soup Kitchen Become a MyPlate Community Partner! Help promote the Dietary Guidelines.

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

The Nutrition Communicators Network provides an opportunity for organizations to join together in helping promote the Dietary Guidelines. Members are notified when new materials are available and will be listed as a "partner" on the MyPlate Web page.


Food Availability Data, 1909-2008 A Century of Data on Food Availability (Consumption)

USDA. Economic Research Service.

USDA's Economic Research Service is celebrating 100 years of tracking U.S. food availability data. Find resources, including a multimedia presentation and article that describes their data system, and access to the data system itself.


Weight Management and Obesity Resource List (PDF | 285 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

List provides reliable nutrition information about obesity and weight loss in a variety of information formats: articles, pamphlets, books, and full-text materials on the World Wide Web.


Economic Research Service report How Americans Rate Their Diet Quality: perceptions are becoming more realistic.

USDA. Economic Research Service

Americans' perceptions of the quality of their own diets is becoming more realistic, according to ERS research.


Acrylamide Questions and Answers

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Learn about acrylamide--including what it is, where it's found, and what the FDA is doing to learn more about it.


Three generations of women American Diabetes Month

Department of Health and Human Services.


American Recovery & Reinvestment Act 2009 image American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Federal Food & Nutrition Assistance Programs

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides increased funding to Federal nutrition assistance programs to help workers and families.


Apps for Healthy Kids logo Apps for Healthy Kids Competition

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Create an innovative and creative web-based learning tool to motivate children to eat more nutritious foods. Submissions will be accepted starting in the spring of 2010.


Food Are You Storing Food Safely?

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Provides food storage tips that can help you steer clear of foodborne illnesses. Also in PDF|559 KB.


Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer

DHHS. NIH. National Cancer Institute.

Learn the facts about artificial sweeteners and cancer risk.


How to Get Food Help cover How to Get Food Help

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

A brochure for consumers to help them navigate social services and FNS nutrition assistance program applications. Also helps consumers identify which programs might be right for them.


Best Bones Forever logo Best Bones Forever™ - for Parents

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides useful information to parents on how to help young girls develop lifelong bone-healthy habits.


Shopping basket with food Build a Healthy Diet with Smart Shopping

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Find tips for healthy shopping skills and resources for making healthy food choices at the grocery store.


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