Making the smart food and nutrition choices is a necessary part of everyone's daily life.
For more than a decade, the preference for poultry, especially chicken, has been increasing in the United States.
MyPlate is the U.S. government's primary food group symbol to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Learn more about translating the guidelines into your everyday life.
Keep your child's lunch safe by packing it in an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack to keep foods cold.
Help children choose nutritious foods at school, plan brain-boosting after school snacks, and advocate for strong school wellness policies.
Get to know the basics of the Nutrition Facts label, and understand the parts and pieces, from serving size, total calories and fat to percent of Daily Values.
Be a smart shopper by reading labels to find out more about the foods you eat. Learn the basics of the Nutrition Facts Panel, the meaning of health claims, terms and symbols on food packaging, and how to use that information to identify healthy choices.
If your child eats a variety of foods, supplements may not be needed. However, if you're unsure about your child's nutrient intake, get expert advice.
Well-planned vegetarian diets can be nutritionally adequate and provide many health benefits. See vegetarian meal ideas, food sources of important nutrients, vegetarian terms and more.
Each January, millions of Americans make resolutions to eat more healthfully and lose weight, but many lose steam along the way. If you have trouble keeping your resolutions or meeting your goals, make 2013 the year you create a solid plan that sets you up for success! Information from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read More
Does your child have a food allergy or intolerance? Partner with your school's food service and nutrition staff to find safe and nutritious options. Read More
Although it can be easy for families to slip into unhealthy food habits, with some practice, you can steer your child toward healthier choices. Read More