What you eat can make a difference on 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 Videos (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
- Nutrition Facts Label (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
- Nutrition for Older Adults (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.
These mobile apps and tools offer easy-to-use information and resources to help you get and stay healthy. Tips on finding more health apps.
This app lets you calculate your body mass index, a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Free. Android, 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. Free. Android, iOS.
Use this app to set daily food goals, see real-time progress, and earn badges along the way. Free. Android, iOS.
Resources selected by Mendy Ozan, Consumer Health Librarian, Levine Cancer Institute,
Last reviewed April 7, 2021