Interactive Tools

Body size images BMI - Body Mass Index

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height that indicates body fatness. This Web site provides links to BMI calculators for both adults and children, and links to information on interpreting the results.

Calculate Your Body Mass Index

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. Calculate your BMI using this online calculator. Also in Spanish.

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.


New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Understand foods eaten away from the home by looking at the nutrition information for restaurant menus and the specific menu items, and for various food categories. Conduct either a detailed search or a quick search, and compare one nutrient in a specific food category over time or across several restaurants.

Choose My Plate icon 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. Access MyPyramid tracker. Body Mass Index Calculator

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Provides a BMI calculator for girls ages 10-16, and offers instructions on how to interpret the results.

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

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

This interactive learning program helps consumers make healthy food choices while controlling calories. Also check out the "Nutrition Facts Label" (PDF|341 KB) brochure.

Portion Distortion!

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

Interactive Web site with 2 quizzes to compare portion sizes now and 20 years ago.

Food and Nutrition Information Center Logo Interactive Tools

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Links to web sites that allow consumers to enter information and receive individual feedback to help with diet evaluation and planning, checking personal health risks and testing knowledge. Select"The Interactive Playground" to find games and quizzes specifically for children.

Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Healthy Lifestyle

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides tips and suggestions for parents and caregivers on making smart choices, being more physically active and acting as a role model for children. Includes links to interactive tools.