DIY - Do It Yourself

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Find interactive practical tools you can use to monitor eating habits, plan meals, and check your knowledge. Also see:

Calculate Your Body Mass Index

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

For men and women, this online calculator lets you check your Body Mass Index (BMI) - a measure of body fatness.


New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Understand more about foods eaten away from the home by looking at the nutrition information for specific restaurant menu items.

Nutrition Facts Label on Red Monster Make Your Calories Count: Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

This interactive learning program helps consumers make healthy food choices while controlling calories. Also check out the "Nutrition Facts Label" (PDF|341 KB) brochure.

MyPlate SuperTracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

An interactive Web tool where users can get a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan. This tool allows you to track your foods and physical activities to see how they stack up. It also provides tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead.

Get Moving Calculator

Calorie Control Council.

Calculates calories burned during physical activity

Scale Healthy Body Calculator

Ask the Dietitian.

Estimate your calorie and nutrient needs, determine your healthy weight range, and get activity tips.

Rate Your Restaurant Diet

Center for Science in the Public Interest. Nutrition Action Newsletter.

Rate and improve your restaurant choices.

Estimating Your 10-Year Risk of Having a Heart Attack

DHHS. NIH. National Cholesterol Education Program.

Based on your risk factors, determine if you are at high risk for a heart attack.

fast food Portion Distortion Quiz I & II

DHHS. NIH. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Learn the difference between Portions and Servings and take 2 quizzes to compare portions now and 20 years ago.

Nutrition Quizzes

American Heart Association.

Learn about nutrition and your risk for heart disease and stroke and get information that can help you reduce it.

Cholesterol IQ Quiz

American Heart Association.

Test your knowledge about blood cholesterol.