Food Shopping and Meal Planning

Food Shopping Tips

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. We Can!

Buy healthy foods for your family using these tips and resources.


10 Tips to Improve Your Meals with Vegetables and Fruits

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Liven up your meals with MyPlate tips for fruits and vegetables.


Tipsheet: Healthy Eating Starts with Healthy Food Shopping

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Learn how a shopping list and keep a well-stocked kitchen can help you make healthy choices.


What's in Season?

USDA. NAL. FNIC. Healthy Meals.

Find out what fruits and vegetables are in season.


10 Tips to Help You Eat More Seafood

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Eat seafood twice a week with MyPlate tips for making fish and shellfish the main protein on your plate.


Low-Calorie, Lower-Fat Alternative Foods

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Find new ideas for old favorites with this list of low-calorie/lower-fat alternatives.


Shopping Tips

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Eat right with these tips and tools for low-fat and lower-calorie options, like a low-calorie shopping list.


Portion Size Matters (PDF | 111 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Learn about portion size and why it matters with this tip sheet.


Just Enough for You: About Food Portions

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Understand how much you need to eat and control food portions so that you can eat just enough for you.


30 Ways in 30 Days to Stretch Your Fruit & Vegetable Budget

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Eat more fruits and vegetables with 30 tips for stretching your fruit and vegetable budget.


How Many Fruits and Vegetables do You Need?

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Calculate how many fruits and vegetables you need each day.


Menus

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

Eat right and lose weight with sample menus for traditional American and various other cuisines.


Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Databases

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Find information on selection, storage, nutrition information, and more for fruits and vegetables.