Spotlights

Healthy People 2020 logo Healthy People 2020

Department of Health and Human Services.

Provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.


MyPyramid for Kids Helping Kids Fight Obesity: Best Online Info Sources (PDF | 778 KB)

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Need trustworthy, up-to-date information on how to help your kids -or grandkids-avoid obesity? The resources on this list were selected by a registered dietitian as among the best.


Herbs at a Glance cover Herbs at a Glance: A Quick Guide to Herbal Supplements

DHHS. NIH. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Now available from NCCAM, this booklet features information on historical and current uses, as well as scientific evidence of effectiveness, for 42 common herbs.


Pregnant women cooking Holiday Food Safety During Pregnancy

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tips to keep mom and her unborn baby food-safe during the holiday season.


Groceries in a brown bag Household Food Security in the United States, 2008

USDA. Economic Research Service.

This report gives information on prevelance and rates of food insecurity in United States households.


person on scale Interested in Losing Weight?

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Get practical step-by-step assistance for long-term weight control.


Is It FDA Approved? image Is It Really FDA Approved?

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Reviews what products FDA provides approval for, and when the term "FDA approved" might be misleading. Also in PDF|363 KB.


Keep the Beat Recipes logo Keep the Beat: Deliciously Healthy Eating

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Download heart healthy recipes and get healthy shopping and cooking tips.


Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food logo Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

United States Department of Agriculture.

A USDA initiative to promote sustainable local and regional food systems that will support small and mid-sized farms and ranches, strengthen rural communities, promote healthy eating, and protect our natural resources.


LEAN Works! logo LEAN Works!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

LEAN stands for Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition. Helps employers calculate the cost of obesity for their organization and develop tailored approaches to help control these costs through interventions such as fitness classes, lunchtime health education sessions, weight management programs, and more.


Girl on jungle gym Let's Move Outside

The White House; DHHS; USDA; Department of Education.

By linking parents to nearby parks, trails and waters - and providing tips and ideas - Let's Move Outside! will help families become healthier and develop a more active lifestyle.


Let's Move logo Let's Move!

The White House; Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Education.

A nationwide campaign to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity by providing schools, parents, and communities with tools to help kids be active, eat better, and get healthy.


Colorful fruits and vegetables March is National Nutrition Month

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month! Look for tips and resources to help you eat healthy!


MyPlate SuperTracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

An online dietary assessment that provides information on diet quality, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient information. Also assesses physical activity.


Family gardening National Garden Month

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.


National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

As National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, May is suggested as an ideal time to celebrate active living, but you can use these useful resources throughout the year.


The Heart Truth logo National Wear Red Day Toolkit

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Provides information and resources to celebrate National Wear Red Day in the community.


Handful of broccoli Nutrition and Your Health: Sources Suggested by the National Agricultural Library (PDF | 185 KB)

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Lists authoritative, user-friendly sources of information about nutrition and your health provided by a Registered Dietitian.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn what you can do to lower your chances of getting breast cancer, including eating a healthy diet and getting regular physical activity.


Older Adults General Nutrition Resource List 2010 (PDF | 297 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.


Dietary supplement pills in bottles Omega-3 Supplements: An Introduction

DHHS. NIH. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Provides an overview of omega-3 fatty acids, including research, potential uses, and possible side effects.


HealthierUS.gov logo Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report

Department of Health and Human Services.

Committee report that documents the scientific background and rationale for the 2008 edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The Physical Activity Guidelines summarize the latest knowledge about activity and health, with depth and flexibility targeting specific population subgroups.


Snacking Patterns of U.S. Adolescents (PDF | 436 KB)

USDA. ARS. Food Surveys Research Group.

Highlights adolescent snacking patterns, and assesses nutrient intake and calorie intake from snacks based on 2005-2006 NHANES data. Published October 2010.


National Prevention Strategy image The National Prevention Strategy: America's Plan for Better Health and Wellness

National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council.


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