What you eat can make a big difference in your health. Eating a balanced diet not only helps you stay alert throughout the day, it can also help your body fight disease.
- Nutrition (MedlinePlus)
- 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
- Food & Nutrition Information Center (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
- Healthy Eating for Women (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
- MyPlate (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
- MyPlate Videos (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
- Nutrition Facts Label (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
- Nutrition for Seniors (MedlinePlus)
- Nutrition.gov (National Agricultural Library)
- Nutrition: Tips for Improving Your Health (FamilyDoctor.org)
These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy. For tips on selecting additional apps for exercise and physical activity, please review this tipsheet.
You can get answers to your food safety questions anywhere. Free. Android, mobile website.
This app lets you calculate your body mass index, a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Free. iOS, mobile website.
Fooducate helps you make smart food choices. Scan in barcodes for foods you eat to get a nutrition grade and information about ingredients like added sugar and carbohydrates.
Resources selected by Mendy Ozan, Consumer Health Librarian, Levine Cancer Institute,
Last reviewed October 18, 2018