Healthy Eating

MyPlate SuperTracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

This practical tool lets you track and score your eating and activity habits. Gives tips for making healthy changes. MyPlate SuperTracker replaces the MyPyramid Tracker and Menu Planner.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 document cover Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010

U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Health and Human Services.

Provides science-based nutrition guidance for Americans ages 2 and older to promote healthy lifestyles and dietary habits. Also in PDF|3 MB.


FM video Top 10 Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market

Why shop at a farmers market? Fresh, nutritious, locally grown fruits and vegetables are just a few reasons. See what this Nutrition.gov registered dietitian has to say to shoppers and farmers.


Ten Tips logo 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides consumers and professionals easy-to-follow food and nutrition tips on a specific topic in a convenient, printable format.


2010 Dietary Guidelines consumer brochure Let's Eat for the Health of It (PDF | 1 MB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, brochure provides tips for building a healthy plate, eating the right amount of calories for you, being physically active, and more.


Nutrition for Everyone: Nutrition Basics

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn about some basic nutrition concepts to help you sort through nutrition research and dietary advice.


MyPyramid USDA MyPyramid Food Guidance System

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPyramid replaced the 1992 Food Guide Pyramid and associated materials. In 2010, MyPyramid was replaced by MyPlate. MyPyramid incorporated recommendations from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in January, 2005.


The DASH Eating Plan

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

Links to a brochure that discusses the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan which can lead to better control of high blood pressure.


Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Healthy Lifestyle

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Specifically designed for parents and caregivers to provide information to help you eat better, be more physically active and be a role model for your kids from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).


Food and Nutrition Information Center Logo Consumer Corner

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Contains information about food and nutrition topics the public frequently asks about.


Eating Smart: A Nutrition Resource List for Consumers (PDF | 193 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

This publication is a compilation of resources on general nutrition and healthy eating for the consumer. The resources are in a variety of formats, including books, newsletters, and materials on the World Wide Web.


How Many Fruits and Vegetables do You Need?

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Every body is different. Enter your age, sex, and level of physical activity to find the amount that's right for you with this interactive fruit and vegetable calculator.


Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth logo Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Highlights the importance of keeping teeth healthy and provides a listing of healthy snacks that help promote healthy teeth and gums.


Grabbing a Quick Bite Nabs More Calories

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Article summarizes a study that showed that eating fast food is associated with higher odds of being overweight as well as a greater chance of missing important nutrients.