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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 - U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and of Agriculture (USDA) jointly publish this report every 5 years, in accordance with the 1990 National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act.
Nutrition Essentials - Definitions from USDA Food and Nutrition Services
PhPartners.org Nutrition page - Nutrition news, Associations, Government Organizations, Statistics, Legislation, Guidelines, Information and Educational Resources
Online references and further readings in Contemporary Nutrition
What You Eat and Why - Chapter 1
Guidelines for Responsible Food Marketing to Children 2005. from CSPI. Industry guidelines, for those who sell, market or promote food to children,with the goal of preventing harm and limiting the risk of obesity in children. Discusses the methods and the selection of foods marketed to children.
How to use Nutrition Fact Labels to make healthy food choices - tip sheet
Guidelines for Designing a Healthy Diet - Chapter 2
Choose my plate.gov - Click on Interactive Tools , then click on Supertracker to register, to plan your diet, track foods, physical activities, and weight.
Physical Activity Guidelines 2008. US Department of Health and Human Services. Resource for health professional and policymakers, provides guidance on how children and adults can improve their health through physical activity. Fact Sheet: Adult Physical Activity Guidelines
Food-A-Pedia Tool to track calorie and nutrition information for specific foods
The Human Body - A Nutrition Perspective - Chapter 3
Creating a Family Health History - Includes questions to ask relatives and links to the HHS stie My Family Health Portrait Tool, for print form and e-versions.
Video - Meet the Gastrointestinal Tract 5 min. from KhanAcademy
Weight Control - Chapter 7
BMI Calculator - Body mass index Tool
Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients - Chapters 8, 9
USDA National Nutrient Database Database of the nutrient information for more than 7,000 different foods.
Nutrition Topics - Part 4, Chapters 10-
Reading Food Labels - Quick Assessment of Literacy in Primary Care The Newest Vital Sign
Food Safety Research Information Office. USDA
Adherence to a Low-Risk, Healthy Lifestyle and Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Among Women. 2011. JAMA. Sudden death is often the first sign of heart disease, particularly in women. With a combination of healthy life style changes (smoking cessation, weight control, exercise and following the Mediterranean Diet), this study showed a decrease in risk.
OBESITY: 1. Vital signs: State specific obesity prevalence among adults-United States 2009. MMWR, 2. Obesity Prevalence in the United States — Up, Down, or Sideways? N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 17; 364(11): 987–989. Obesity rates in the United States are continuing to escalate, according to recent studies