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Dietary Guidelines and Human Health

Clinical dietitian Berit Christensen (right) uses materials from and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Research Service (ARS) National Nutrient Database to teach a recovering stroke patient how to manage weight and bl

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Contains tools to calculate levels of required vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients based on age and gender, in accordance with current nutritional science.

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and Food and Nutrition Service.

Offers a suite of resources on dietary guidance that link scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers. Includes materials on MyPlate, the USDA visual nutrition tool.

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Gives nutritional guidance organized by age (infants, children, adults, seniors) and gender.

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, and Office of the Secretary.

Describes the most current recommendations designed to encourage Americans to eat foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent disease.

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Supplies tools to assess whether or not your current weight is healthy, how to lose weight effectively, and how to prevent weight gain. Contains a Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator.

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides a variety of nutrition and fitness information, including the most current nutritional research. Includes materials on these major topics: healthy weight, nutrition, physical weight, and overweight and obesity.

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Lists the requirements for food labels mandated by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Offers an overview of the role of vitamins in human nutrition and health, along with a list of resources.