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Many are already familiar with the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) ChooseMyPlate.gov resource which acts a guide in eating healthier. Information is available for all ages, for educators, and for health professionals. Recently a new tool was added. Use the Start Simple with MyPlate mobile app to pick daily food goals, see real-time progress, and… Read More »
Posted in: Health Information
National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, we invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite and the Academy of Nutrition and… Read More »
MyPlate Kitchen features are designed to encourage key behaviors emphasized in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include the following: Detailed nutrition analysis provided on recipes to help consumers choose recipes that meet nutrition goals Comprehensive search filters such as program area, equipment, cuisine as well as nutrition-related messages to help users find recipes according… Read More »
Fasting and intermittent fasting are perhaps topics that come to mind when preparing for the parties and gatherings of winter break. The latest NIH News in Health provides information on fasting and the effects on health. What is fasting? What changes develop in our bodies when doing so? Should you fast?
Weight gain is a common “side effect” of aging. Medications and decreased activity are two factors that can contribute. You probably don’t have to lose as much weight as you think to improve your health. Simply maintaining a healthy weight—or dropping just a few pounds if necessary—can be worthwhile. Information about calories, nutrition and exercise… Read More »
Posted in: Senior
As our children grow up and leave for college or employment they are taking steps to becoming independent including how to grocery shop, eat healthy, and keep food safe. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides information specifically for young adults regarding food safety. Food safety tips sheets provide bite-sized information in both English and… Read More »
Posted in: Websites
A “Health Literacy Out Loud” podcast is available in which Janet Ohene-Frempong, MS, a plain language and cross-cultural communications consultant and Helen Osbourne discuss: Communicating about food in a multicultural world and why this matters today. Issues to consider such as whether foods are available, affordable, convenient, appropriate, and familiar. Examples of respectful and inclusive ways… Read More »
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) offers consumers information on food and flavors. The FDA monitors food products to ensure that what is written on the package is not misleading or inaccurate and it can, when necessary, take action against the food company. Domestically, warning letters can be followed by enforcement actions such as… Read More »
As important stakeholders in health and nutrition, health professionals play an important role in helping to share key messages from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines with patients and clients. A new toolkit includes several Dietary Guidelines resources that health professionals can download and use in their practices: A downloadable PDF of the full 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines… Read More »
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