Food Shopping and Meal PlanningTop 10 Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market
Hear from a Registered Dietitian about the many reasons for buying fresh, nutritious, locally grown vegetables at the farmers market.
Find a Farmers Market in Your State
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
Food Shopping Tips
DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. We Can!
Buy healthy foods for your family using these tips and resources.
What’s Shaking? Creative Ways to Boost Flavor with Less Sodium
What’s Shaking? is a national collaborative sodium reduction initiative to foster creative ways to boost flavor and maximize taste while lowering the sodium content of school meals.
Aim for a Healthy Weight: Eat Right
DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.
Find guidance and tools for eating right. Resources for shopping and meal planning include:
10 Tips Nutrition Education Series
USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
Find MyPlate tips sheets for smart shopping and meal planning. Topics include:
What's in Season?
USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.
Find out what fruits and vegetables are in season.
Serving Sizes and Portions
DHHS. NIH. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
Read about the difference between servings and portions, and find out how much portion sizes have grown over the past 20 years.
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.
DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Eat right and lose weight with sample menus for traditional American and various other cuisines.