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.


MyFoodapedia logo Food-a-Pedia

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Search by food name to learn a food's "food group" and amount of calories. You can also compare two different foods.


MenuStat

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.


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.


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.


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. Scroll down to "The Interactive Playground" to find games and quizzes specifically for children.


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.