ChooseMyPlate.gov

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On June 2, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack released the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein foods, and dairy groups. Later in 2011, MiPlato was launched as the Spanish-language version of MyPlate.

ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. As Americans are experiencing epidemic rates of overweight and obesity, the online resources and tools can empower people to make healthier food choices for themselves, their families, and their children.

Nutrition and Healthy Eating - Mayo Clinic

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Do you feel like you can't keep up with the latest nutrition news because it's always changing? While it's true that what is known about nutrition and diet is evolving, there are some nutrition basics you can keep in mind. By knowing these nutrition basics, you'll be better equipped to sort through the latest research and advice.

Mastering the nutrition basics comes down to understanding the food groups and becoming more aware of calories and the roles that specific nutrients play in a healthy diet. Want to go beyond the nutrition basics? Talk to your doctor or a dietitian for personalized dietary advice that takes into account your health status, lifestyle, and food likes and dislikes.

Nutrition Center - American Heart Association

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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans. We can reduce heart disease by promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle. Getting information from credible sources can help you make smart choices that will benefit your long-term heart health. For the first time, the American Heart Association has defined what it means to have ideal cardiovascular health, identifying seven health and behavior factors that impact health and quality of life. We know that even simple, small changes can make a big difference in living a better life.

Nutrition Source - Harvard University

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Welcome to The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.

In the What Should I Eat section, you’ll find ten key tips for eating right, plus our bottom line recommendations on carbohydrates, protein, fats, fiber, vegetables and fruits, calcium and milk, healthy drinks, lower salt and sodium, alcohol, and vitamins. You can also learn more about a food pyramid and plate that are actually based on the latest science: the Healthy Eating Pyramid, created by the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, and its new companion, the Healthy Eating Plate, built in conjunction with colleagues at Harvard Health Publications.

Smart Nutrition 101 - Nutrition.Gov

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Welcome to The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.

In the What Should I Eat section, you’ll find ten key tips for eating right, plus our bottom line recommendations on carbohydrates, protein, fats, fiber, vegetables and fruits, calcium and milk, healthy drinks, lower salt and sodium, alcohol, and vitamins. You can also learn more about a food pyramid and plate that are actually based on the latest science: the Healthy Eating Pyramid, created by the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, and its new companion, the Healthy Eating Plate, built in conjunction with colleagues at Harvard Health Publications.