General Nutrition Resources
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/ The official Nutrition and Physical Activity site produced by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There are many links at this site where you can find information about diet and health, obesity in America, and physical activity recommendations
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200009 American Heart Association gives you information about how to eat healthfully. Here you can read about dietary recommendations to live a healthy lifestyle, get tips for healthy food shopping, and get heart healthy recipes
http://nhlbisupport.com/cgi-bin/chd1/step1intro.cgi How you can make your diet a HEART HEALTHY diet.
http://www.nutrition.org/search/ggl_engine.htm Look up information about different food groups, vitamins, minerals, and dietary recommendations.
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/ Fruits and vegetables 5 a Day Fruits and Vegetables. Learn about the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables.
http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/home_14383_ENU_HTML.htm Daily Tips from the American Dietetic Association for how to eat healthy and be more active
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodlab.html This site details all you need to know when you are looking at a food label
http://www.diabetes.org/nutrition-and-recipes/nutrition/foodlabel/closer-look.jsp This site is a little more user friendly and describes the nutrition label.
Food Guide Pyramid
http://www.justfood.org/csa/ This site gives you information about how you join a CSA near work or home to subscribe for a season of local fruits and vegetable deliveries from a local farmer.
http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/325/24100/329091.html?d=dmtContent This site describes a “healthy” food guide pyramid with useful links for weight management
Portion Control and Serving Sizes
http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/ This is a great site that teaches you about proper serving sizes and how you can control your portions
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/what/index.html for fruit and vegetable serving sizes
http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/size-matters-simple-ways-to-pare-portions This site teaches you how you can determine the portion sizes of your favorite foods by using common items
http://www.diabetes.org/nutrition-and-recipes/nutrition/rate-your-plate.jsp Want to know what your plate should look like during mealtimes? This is a great site that makes meal planning as easy as pie
Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Websites
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/month/index.html This site gives you information about when certain fruits and vegetables are in season
http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/parents/shop-smart.asp This website tells you all about what to look for when you are at the grocery story
http://www.vrg.org/ This site is great for vegetarians who want to learn about having a healthy diet. There is even a link for vegetarians who are diabetic
http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/menuplanner/menu.cgi This site helps you analyze what you eat. You can plug in the foods that you eat to see how many calories, grams of fat, and grams of carbohydrate there are in your meals
http://www.phytopia.com/index.htm This website contains recipes from all different categories, including vegetarian
Want to know how you can make eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day easier…just click on http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/5ADay/recipes/index.htm to get healthy and tasty recipes!
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/syah/ offers recipes that are delicious and good for your heart