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
This U.S.Department of Health and Human Services site provides the complete text of the HHS' A Healthier You.
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 Times
company. Here you can join discussions about exercise, losing or
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.
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 get
back a detailed Nutrition Facts Label
(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 calculator lets
the caloric and
nutritional makeup of many foods - including by brand and/or
restaurant. The other calculator allows you to determine
calories burned for any of hundreds of daily activities. There is
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.
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension Offices are located in
virtually every County in
the Commonwealth and offer programs and publications on nutrition and
safety and preservation, and weight control as well as a variety of
other health matters.