Resources

Learn more about nutrition

 

Nutrition Summary

The National Institutes of Health is a great resource to learn more about nutrition and healthy eating. This webpage is a gateway with many links to resources for both specific issues and general information. https://medlineplus.gov/nutrition.html

Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity

This webpage from the CDC offers information relating to changing your lifestyle to reach or maintain a healthy weight. It contains links to specific topics. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/index.html

NC Food and Nutrition Resource Programs

This flyer describes many NC government food programs that you might join with links to their web pages. Direct pdf download: https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/documents/files/dss/SNAC-Flyer-Final-PRINTER-English.pdf

What is MyPlate?

This webpage has links to learn about each of the five food groups. It contains information about serving sizes, nutrients, and health benefits from each group. https://www.myplate.gov/eat-healthy/what-is-myplate

MyPlate Quiz

This quick and simple quiz asks you about your dieting habits and recommends some recipes and tip sheets that will help you eat a healthy, balanced diet. After you finish, it will give you a code so that you can sync your results with the MyPlate app. https://www.myplate.gov/form/myplate-quiz

Eat Healthy - More Key Topics

Learn more about oils, sugars, fat, sodium, and alcohol and how to use these ingredients in a balanced diet. Link: https://www.myplate.gov/eat-healthy/more-key-topics

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Learn how to eat well while not spending too much. This webpage contains tips on how to get the most out of your money at the store, make a shopping plan, and how to save time while cooking. https://www.myplate.gov/eat-healthy/healthy-eating-budget

Modifying a Recipe to Be Healthy

This website from the National Institute of Health lists substitutions that you can make to modify a recipe to be heart-healthy without sacrificing flavor. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000746.htm