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General Nutrition and Health

Healthy dietary patterns can help people to maintain health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases at every life stage. Explore basic nutrition guidance, tools, initiatives, and research to support health promotion and disease prevention.

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Dietary Guidance

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This NAL webpage provides a collection of resources about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Dietary Reference Intakes, and other dietary recommendations.

Cultural and Traditional Foods

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NAL offers information about food culture, traditions, and nutrition for diverse populations on this resource page.

Consumer Resources

Visit's Basic Nutrition web resources to access nutrition information for consumers. Topics include healthy eating, water and hydration, online tools, and printable materials.

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