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Web Resources About Nutrition
• Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The federal government’s evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.
• Office of Dietary Supplements-National Institutes of Health
The mission of ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Provides a variety of nutrition and fitness information, ranging from new governmental policies to articles detailing the most current nutritional findings and health related research.
• American Health Association
Find resources on nutrition, physical activity weight management, stress management and fats and oils
USDA’s food guidance system can be customized by age and activity levels to help consumers and professionals understand and follow the Dietary Guidelines.
Develop a personal eating plan.
• USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
Find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods.
• Recipe Finder Database
Find creative ideas to use leftovers, low cost proteins, “one pot” meals, and recipes with a limited number of ingredients that are commonly found. Recipes that are ready in 30 minutes or less may help the reluctant cook “eat-in” versus grabbing food on the run – possibly saving time, money and increasing the nutrient quality of the diet. Each recipe includes an estimated cost to help individuals budget wisely and prepare inexpensive meals.
• Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Provides information and tools to help improve nutrition and physical activity for all age groups.
• Exercise and Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging
Provides numerous examples of safe exercises, self-tests, and sample exercise routines for older adults that can be used in groups or at home
• Vegetarian Resources
• Building a Healthy Vegetarian Meal: Myths and Facts
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
See what the facts are when it comes to plant-based diets.
• Vegetarian Nutrition: Frequently asked Questions
Series of colorful handouts on vegetarianism throughout the lifecycle, including pregnancy, lactation and child nutrition. The series also highlights vegetarianism and sports nutrition, as well as chronic kidney disease and vegetarianism. Nutrients such as isoflavones, vitamin B12, calcium and zinc are highlighted
• Vegetarians: 10 Tips for following a Vegetarian Diet
USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion