Web Resources for a Healthy Lifestyle

USDA's MyPlate replaces MyPyramid!
This interactive, USDA website uses the new Choose My Plate plan to help you plan grocery shopping, meals and recipes based upon the best nutritional knowledge currently available. Use online tool SuperTracker to access nutrition facts on basic foods, track your food intake & physical activity, set fitness goals, analyze and save your recipes, and more!

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
This website was developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This largest organization of food and nutrition professionals serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health, and well-being. You will also find healthy tips of the day and monthly featured articles related to food and health.

National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Medicine
Topics A-Z of research-based information on holistic health treatments including nutrition.

Ten wholesome hints: Wellness with nutrition, movement and lifestyle
Wellness and holistic health tips by Joe Zastawny, Dietetic Intern at The University of Akron.    

Produce for Better Health Foundation
At Produce for Better Health Foundation, the goal is to foster an environment where people can include fruits and vegetables at every eating occasion. 

Fruits and Veggies - More Matters!
This health initiative focuses on helping Americans increase fruit and vegetable consumption for better health, encouraging us to "fill half your plate with fruits and veggies!"

Optimizing Bone Health

The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses that maintaining adequate calcium intake during childhood and adolescence is necessary for the development of peak bone mass, which may be important in reducing the risk of fractures and osteoporosis later in life. Optimal calcium intake is especially relevant during adolescence, when most bone mineral accretion occurs.

USDA Agricultural Research Service
The USDA Agricultural Research Service works to find solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table. This link takes you to research on food choices and health indicators in our country.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Another United States Department of Agriculture website that provides general nutrition information and the latest up-dates on food and nutrition service programs. 

This resource comes from the National Agricultural Library.

This interactive website was developed just for kids. Discover delicious and easy recipes. Read the latest articles developed for children. Find fun games to play that teach about nutrition and good health.

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Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM)
DIFM is a group of dietitians focused on holistic health and integrative and functional medicine. The emphasis is on using food as medicine, and addressing lifestyle to promote wellness and combat disease. Under the resources tab, check out the Functional Nutrition Toolkit for an abundance of links to credible holistic health websites. It's geared toward the nutrition professional but can help the public as well.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. website provides information on health and safety topics, current data & statistics, publications, and products.

Health, Mental Health & Safety Guidelines for Schools
This website, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses provides guidelines for health, mental health & safety, food & nutrition services developed by health, education, and safety professionals, as well as parents and other supporters.

Healthfinder is a service of the National Health Information Center, US Department of Health and Human Services. Access health library information from A to Z.

Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids is the only non-profit organization formed specifically to address the obesity epidemic and undernourished, sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school.

Environmental Working Group - Consumer Guides
The EWG is a non-profit educating the public on how to choose products that support sustainability and health. It's most known for its "Clean Fifteen" and "Dirty Dozen" consumer guides on produce, which address minimizing pesticide intake while maximizing value. Other consumer guides are on personal care products, home improvement products, seafood, and eating good on a tight budget.  

National Dairy Council
This website provides tools and resources on nutrition information on dairy foods and the important role they play in a healthy lifestyle. 
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