USDA Nutrition Guidelines
USDA site can help you choose the foods and amounts that are
you based on the latest Food Pyramid guide. Also get
a quick estimate
of what and how much you need to eat. Includes meal tips,
resources, and dietary guidelines.
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.
numerous free resources (web and print) on nutrition, meal
national health reports, weight management, and food safety as well as
information about low-income federal nutrition assistance
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.
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 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
Nutrition Assistance Programs
information about the USDA Food and Nutrition
assistance programs for low-income people, including the Food
Program, Food Assistance for Disaster Relief,
and other Food Distribution programs.
Food Label Facts
Sponsored by the US Food and Drug
Find information on how to use the nutrition labels on food products to
make quick, informed choices that contribute to a healthy diet.
Area Agencies on Aging
This may be the best place to start to find
for Seniors. This network of 25 local agencies, called Area
Agencies on Aging (AAAs) provides most of the services for seniors in
Virginia communities. Find the agency closest to where you
live by clicking or
by calling the Virginia Department for the Aging at 800-552-3402
Virginia Cooperative Extension
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 and non-health