Useful Websites for Adults

General Nutrition Information

Fruits & Veggies – More Matters (formerly the 5 A Day program)
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov

American Dietetic Association: http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/index.html

Find the right caloric intake for your child and make them their own plan!
http://www.mypyramid.gov/index.html

For data on the nutrient content of specific foods:
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005

For the 70 page scientific document:
http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document

For the consumer brochure, “Finding Your Way to a Healthier You”:
http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/html/brochure.htm

For more information about the Guidelines:
http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines

Nutrition Facts Label

For more information about understanding and using the Nutrition Facts label on food products:
A Key to Choosing Healthful Foods: Using the Nutrition Facts on the Food Label

For information about Qualified Health Claims on food product labels:
Label Claims

Recipes

Cooking Light Magazine: http://www.cookinglight.com

Delicious Decisions from the American Heart Association: http://www.deliciousdecisions.org

FoodFit: Healthy low fat recipes, diet plans, holiday recipes, and free online diets
http://www.foodfit.com

Make your own baby food: http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com

http://www.livebetteramerica.com: healthier versions of your favorite recipes

Meal Makeover Moms: http://www.mealmakeovermoms.com/kitchen/

BMI

Children’s BMI-percentile-for-age Calculator: http://www.bcm.edu/cnrc/bodycomp/bmiz2.html

Food and Nutrition Information

For access to more federal government food and nutrition information:
http://www.nutrition.gov

Nutrition information for fast food restaurants: http://www.dietfacts.com/fastfood.asp

Calorie counter: http://www.calorieking.com

Calories, fat and other nutritional information: http://www.foodfacts.info

A free easy way to track what you and your family eat each day: http://www.dailyplate.com

A database for nutritional info about all sorts of foods: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search

Physical Activity

For information about physical activity and health:
http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/

Obesity and Maintaining Healthy Weight

Aim for a Healthy Weight: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

Obesity and physical activity information from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/index.htm

Shape Up America!: http://www.shapeup.org

Teen Weight Loss Help – Weight Loss Information for Overweight Teens
http://www.overweightteen.com

Weight-control Information Network: http://www.win.niddk.nih.gov

Special Diets

Information on special diets from Whole Foods Market
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/healthy-eating/special-diets

Eating Disorders

MEDA: Multiservice Eating Disorders Association
http://www.medainc.org/help/about_disorders.asp

General Health Information

Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov

Health Education A-Z from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library

The Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com

America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids: http://www.letsmove.gov

Best Online Information for Kids

Boston Central: The Center for Boston Area Families: http://www.bostoncentral.com

A site for kids about how to stay motivated and make changes: https://www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/empower_young_people/engage_youth/

A fun site about nutrition education for kids and parents: http://www.nourishinteractive.com

For teens only: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm

Kaboose: http://www.kaboose.com/index.html

PartSelect: Educational Nutrition Material for Select Age Groups: http://www.partselect.com

Information on Local Farmers’ Markets

Find your local farmer’s market: http://www.localharvest.org

http://www.plymouthfarmersmarket.org/member/