Useful Websites for Adults

General Nutrition Information

Fruits & Veggies – More Matters (formerly the 5 A Day program)

American Dietetic Association:

Find the right caloric intake for your child and make them their own plan!

For data on the nutrient content of specific foods:

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005

For the 70 page scientific document:

For the consumer brochure, “Finding Your Way to a Healthier You”:

For more information about the Guidelines:

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


Cooking Light Magazine:

Delicious Decisions from the American Heart Association:

FoodFit: Healthy low fat recipes, diet plans, holiday recipes, and free online diets

Make your own baby food: healthier versions of your favorite recipes

Meal Makeover Moms:


Children’s BMI-percentile-for-age Calculator:

Food and Nutrition Information

For access to more federal government food and nutrition information:

Nutrition information for fast food restaurants:

Calorie counter:

Calories, fat and other nutritional information:

A free easy way to track what you and your family eat each day:

A database for nutritional info about all sorts of foods:

Physical Activity

For information about physical activity and health:

Obesity and Maintaining Healthy Weight

Aim for a Healthy Weight:

Obesity and physical activity information from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute:

Shape Up America!:

Teen Weight Loss Help – Weight Loss Information for Overweight Teens

Weight-control Information Network:

Special Diets

Information on special diets from Whole Foods Market

Eating Disorders

MEDA: Multiservice Eating Disorders Association

General Health Information

Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

Health Education A-Z from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

The Mayo Clinic:


America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids:

Best Online Information for Kids

Boston Central: The Center for Boston Area Families:

A site for kids about how to stay motivated and make changes:

A fun site about nutrition education for kids and parents:

For teens only:


PartSelect: Educational Nutrition Material for Select Age Groups:

Information on Local Farmers’ Markets

Find your local farmer’s market: