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Diet and Health

Nutrition impacts our overall health and well-being.  There is no one-size-fits-all diet.  On this page, learn how nutrition influences general health and how certain health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity are effected.

General Healthy Eating

General Nutrition and Health

Find general nutrition tips and recipes for healthy adults.

Vegetarian Nutrition

Learn about the different types of vegetarian diets and how to meet nutrient needs.

Fitness and Sports Nutrition

View resources on sports nutrition, physical activity, and eating for general fitness.

Nutrition by Health Condition

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Do you have an underlying health problem complicating your nutritional health? links to fact sheets and other information sources about healthy eating while living with diabetes, heart disease, food allergies and more.

Cultural and Traditional Foods

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Information about food culture, traditions, and nutrition for diverse populations, including Black, Latino/Latinx, Alaska Native, Native American, East Asian, and South Asian communities.


What's In Food

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Information about the nutrients and compounds in food, including macronutrients, micronutrients, phytonutrients, and sweeteners. Browse food composition databases, nutrient functions, commodity foods, and more.

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