Helpful Nutrition Links
Back to Basics
Get the basics from those in the know - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Calculate your calorie needs
Knowing your body's daily calorie needs can be an important first step in adopting a realistic diet and physical activity plan that can help you attain and maintain a healthy weight.
"It's easier to get up the will-power to turn down a 900 calorie double-burger with cheese and sauce and opt for a 400 calorie chicken sandwich or salad when you know your entire daily needs are about 1600 calories," says Joan Carter, a CNRC registered dietitian and instructor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Portion size quiz
Portion size and serving size are not the same thing. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute hosts a portion sizes quiz to test your knowledge of today's portion sizes versus 20 years ago - and how long you'll need to exercise to burn off the extra calories.
Food label information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The American Dietetic Association
The world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
Who knows how to keep a heart healthy better than the American Heart Association? Face the fats, no-fad diet and delicious decisions are just a few of the helpful topics you will find at this site.