USDA Nutrition Guidelines
This USDA site can help you choose
and amounts that are right for you based on the latest Food Pyramid
guide. Also get a quick estimate of what and how
need to eat. Includes meal tips, nutrition resources, and
HHS Dietary Guidelines New
of Health and Human Services site provides the complete
text of the HHS' A Healthier
This searchable 325 page text can help you make
smart choices from
every food group, find balance between food and physical activity, and
get the most out of the calories you consume.
USDA site is a service of the National Agricultural Library.
Find numerous free resources (web and print) on
meal planning, national health reports, weight management, and food
safety as well as information about low-income
federal nutrition assistance programs.
One of the most interesting,
reputable, and complete weight-related sites on the web.
Offered by About.com,
a part of the New York
company. Here you can join discussions about exercise, losing
gaining weight, recipes, food choice and preparation tips, and more.
All these tools are available just by visiting the site.
If you want
more, you can create a free account and then track your weight on-line,
post questions to other members, and get direct help and support -
whatever your weight and health goals.
Recipe Analyzer New
An extraordinary tool from Calorie-Count
(see above) that lets you enter essentially any food or even any
complete recipe you're going to make. You'll almost instantly
back a detailed Nutrition
(just like you see on every product in the grocery store) for your food
item or recipe - including calories, fats, sodium, carbohydrates, etc.
A great way to get a handle on exactly what you eat!
Food/Fitness Calculators New
calculators and a planner from WebMD. One
the caloric and
nutritional makeup of many foods - including by brand and/or
restaurant. The other calculator allows you to
calories burned for any of hundreds of daily activities.
a Planner that lets you enter age, weight, etc and your goals and get
specific recommendations for activities, meals, and lifestyle
Find information about the USDA Food
Nutrition Service's nutrition assistance programs for children
low-income people. Programs include Women, Infants and
(WIC), the Food Stamp Program, National School Lunch Program,
Summer Food Service Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Food
Assistance for Disaster Relief, and other Food Distribution
Food Label Facts
Sponsored by the US Food and Drug
Administration. Find information on how to
use the nutrition labels on food products to make quick, informed
choices that contribute to a healthy diet.
VCE on Childhood
The Virginia Cooperative Extension offers
numerous publications on feeding
preschoolers, food and nutrition skills for young children, using the
Food Pyrmid for preschool nutrition, teaching children about smart food
choices, and more.
Nutrition and Fitness
by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.
information on fitness for different age groups, exercises,
sports, food tips for different age
allergies, Body Mass Index (BMI) charts, and more.
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Cooperative Extension Offices are
located in virtually every County in
the Commonwealth and offer free programs and publications on nutrition
and wellness, food
safety and preservation, and weight control as well as a variety of
other health matters.