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Nutrition

General | Calories & Nutrition | Recipes & Cooking | Losing Weight


General Information

Choose MyPlate.gov (US Department of Agriculture)

This resource explains the five food groups, as well as proper portion sizes.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 (health.gov)

Dietary Guidelines is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet.

Food & Nutrition (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Provides information on general nutrition, weight loss, and healthy eating habits.

Nutrition & Healthy Eating (Mayo Clinic)

This site explains basic issues for a healthy diet, as well as shopping for and cooking healthy meals and shopping for and cooking healthy meals.

Calories & Nutrients in Food

Nutrition.gov (National Agricultural Library, US Department of Agriculture)

Combining much of the best nutritional information available from the U.S. government, this site offers current news articles, information on government programs, dietary guidelines, food shopping suggestions, and a wide range of in-depth articles.

National Nutrient Database (National Agricultural Library, US Department of Agriculture)

This database provides nutritional data on more than 8,000 foods in terms of common household units.

Fast Food Calorie & Nutrition Information

Fast food is convenient, but can be hard to fit into a healthy diet. This page provides links to nutritional information such as calories, fat grams, and salt content of the items on the menus of many fast food chains.

Menu Planner (National Heart Lung & Blood Institute)

This planner provides sample menus with nutritional information to help you make healthier choices.

Recipes & Healthy Cooking

Tips for Eating Cajun Cooking (American Heart Association)

Includes tips for making Louisiana cooking healthier.

Healthy Recipes (Mayo Clinic)

This site presents hundreds of healthy recipes, including ones specifically low in fat, low in sodium, and healthful for one's heart. Also organized by meal, preparation method and number of servings.

Healthy Cooking Techniques (Mayo Clinic)

Includes a list of healthier ways to cook.

Recipes (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

This site contains healthy recipes approved by registered dietitians.

Losing Weight

Weight Control (MedlinePlus)

A collection of helpful links to sites with authoritative information on healthy weight loss.

Aim for a Healthy Weight (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute)

Supplies a Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator, a menu planner, a graphic demonstration of the growth of serving portions at restaurant, and a set of steps for regaining a healthy weight.

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