Nutritional Resources
  Test Your Health Knowledge
  The American Dietetic Association Consumer Quiz
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Portion Distortion Quiz

  Calculate Your Health Risks
  Men’s Health Calculators
American Heart Association Risk Assessment Tool
      Estimate your 10-year risk of having a heart attack or of dying of coronary heart disease.
  National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
Menu Planner
Portion Distortion Quiz
10-Year Heart Attack

  Nutrition Information and Guidelines
  Dietary Guidelines for Americans
International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation
  IFIC collects and disseminates scientific information on food safety, nutrition and health and helps translate research into understandable and useful information for opinion leaders and ultimately, consumers.
Food and Nutrition Information Center of USDA
  Consumer Corner contains information about the food and nutrition topics the public most frequently asks about.

  Body Image  
Body Wise--Girl Power
Health and nutrition information for girls ages 9-13.

  Child Nutrition  
Food Research and Action Center
FRAC works to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and under nutrition in the United States. This site provides information about child nutrition programs and legislation.

School Nutrition Association
The latest news on child nutrition and the school foodservice industry.
USDA PowerPoint Presentation "Putting School Nutrition Legislation into Practice   

  Food Safety at Home  
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Dedicated to educating the public about safe food handling to help reduce food borne illness.

  Functional Foods  
Functional Foods for Health Program
Functional Foods: Can They Reduce Your Risk of Cancer?.

  Health Promotion - Physical Activity  
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Health, physical activity, fitness and sports information resource.
The President's Challenge
The President's Challenge is a program that encourages all Americans to make being active part of their everyday lives.
Action for Healthy Kids
AFHK is a nationwide initiative dedicated to creating health-promoting schools that support sound nutrition and physical activity as part of a total learning environment.

  Disease Prevention & Treatment - Conditions  
National Institutes of Health
Access health information by body location/systems, conditions/diseases, and health/wellness topics.

  Bone Health  
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Health & Human Services
National Dairy Council
National Heart Lung & Blood Institute

  Cancer  
American Institute of Cancer Research
American Cancer Society
Cancer treatment can greatly affect your nutritional needs. This resource can help dealing with side effects or helping you to maintain your health.

  Diabetes  
The American Diabetes Association

  Eating Disorders  
National Eating Disorders Association
Something Fishy

  Food Intolerance and Allergies  
School Nutrition Association (SNA)
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation
Living Without Health and Fitness Magazine
Eating Well Food Magazine

  Heart Health  
American Heart Association
Learn how healthy lifestyle habits can help you reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke.

  Respiratory and Lung Health  
US Department of Health and Human Services Tobacco Cessation Guideline
American Lung Association

  Weight Management  
US Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging
Weight-control Information Network (WIN)
Federal Government's lead agency responsible for biomedical research on nutrition and obesity. Provides up-to-date, science-based health information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues

  Referrals  
The American Dietetic Association
Top ten reasons consulting with a registered dietitian can benefit you.
National Eating Disorders Association
Visit this site to find eating disorder specialists in your area.
NC Prevention Partners
Visit this site to locate health and nutrition resources in your area.
Nutrition Entrepreneurs
Visit this site to find a nutrition entrepreneur in your area.
 
Tip Of The Month
  On vacation at an all–inclusive resort? Eating 5 grams (about 3 Hershey’s Rich Dark Kisses ) of dark chocolate 1 hour before a meal will help control your appetite. The chocolate stabilizes blood sugar and will, as a result, moderate your appetite at mealtime. An added benefit – dark chocolate contains a type of monounsaturated fat found in olive oil, as well as antioxidants and specific flavonoids that have been shown to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.  
 
 
 
 
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