Dietary Guidance

Physical activity Dietary Assessment

Find MyPlate SuperTracker and other tools related to dietary assessment, including calorie calculators and the National Cancer Institute's Diet History Questionnaire. Also find a link to the Dietary Assessment Calibration/Validation Register, a registry of validation studies and publications.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 document cover Dietary Guidelines

Includes 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, previous editions of the Dietary Guidelines, background information and international dietary guidance systems.


Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)

Comprehensive listing of reference values used for planning and assessing nutrient intake. Includes information on specific nutrients and history of DRI development.


Handful of broccoli Fruits and Veggies - More Matters

Links to many resources for the Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Program, a national initiative to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables and promote good health. Includes links geared to children, parents and teachers as well as Spanish resources.


Choose My Plate icon MyPlate and Historical Food Pyramid Resources

Links to many MyPlate resources and to past food pyramid resources, including MyPyramid and the 1992 Food Guide Pyramid materials.


Fraud and Nutrition Misinformation

Sound too good to be true? Find out tips for spotting suspicious health claims and links for checking out myths and misinformation.


General Nutrition and Health Information

Find links to organizations and programs such as Healthfinder, Arbor Nutrition Guide, Mayo Clinic, and more, that provide credible and current food and nutrition information for professionals and consumers.


Interactive Tools

These Web sites help consumers and professionals with dietary assessment and planning, checking personal health risks, testing knowledge, and evaluating needs.


yellow questions image Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions by exploring FAQs from categories such as Diet and Disease, Dietary Guidance, Food Composition, Food Labeling, Weight Management, and more.