Eating for Health

Fresh vegetables Cancer Risk and Nutrition

Wondering about the connection between nutrition and cancer? Learn how to reduce the risk of certain types of cancers with healthy eating and physical activity.


Diagram of Insulin Actvitiy in Cells Diabetes and Prediabetes

What is diabetes? Do you have it or are you at risk for developing it? Learn about type 1, type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Get information to help reduce your risk of developing diabetes or better manage diabetes if you have it.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 document cover Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans represent the best in science-based advice to promote health and reduce risk of disease through healthy eating and physical activity. Find great info and practical tips.


Pills Dietary Supplement Information

Learn about dietary supplements and how to evaluate health claims. Read about government regulation of supplements and what this means for the consumer.


Child with daisies Eating Disorders

Gain a better understanding of eating disorders (binge eating and anorexia nervosa), signs and symptoms and where to find help. Includes resources for parents and teachers.


Farmers Market Eating Smart

Learn the basics of a healthy, balanced diet and apply these concepts to your next family meal or other eating occasion. You can also plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity using the USDA SuperTracker.


Chili with Cornbread Fiber

Why is fiber important? Learn about the role of fiber in your body, its disease preventing properties, and the major sources in your diet. You can also read about its nutrition recommendations here.


Peanuts Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Learn about various types of food allergies and hidden sources of allergens. Also find information on the difference between food allergy and food intolerance.


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Are you eating 5 to 9 each day? Find out how you can increase your intake of fruits and vegetables each day. You can also find information on the nutrients in fruits and vegetables as well as fun facts and games.


New American Plate logo Healthy Restaurant Eating

You can eat healthfully when eating out. Find suggestions for making healthy choices at restaurants and tips for keeping your portion sizes under control.


Heart Truth logo Heart Nutrition and Recipes

Heart-healthy eating can reduce your chances of developing heart disease, America's biggest killer. Find ways to make healthy and tasty food choices, and learn how to control blood pressure and blood cholesterol.


Large baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables at the USDA Farmer's Market Hunger and Food Aid

Want to find your local food bank or organize a food drive? Learn more about organizations committed to food security. Also find out how your company can donate excess food from corporate events.


Whole grain foods Major Nutrients: Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats

Learn about these major nutrients in your diet: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Find resources on the role of each in your diet as well as the amount you should eat each day as part of a healthy diet.


Person searching on computer Online Health Information

Don't believe everything you read. Learn to evaluate the health information you read on-line. Includes tips for effective searches for reliable health information. Links to the Federal Trade Commission's program to educate consumers about health fraud.


OrganWise Guys Calci M. Bone Character Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Want to find information on keeping bones healthy? Click here to learn about dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of osteoporosis. You can also find information on food and supplement sources of calcium.


Family playing together Sports and Exercise Nutrition

Thinking of starting an exercise program, or already a seasoned athlete? Find out about the benefits of exercise and what nutrients are important when engaging in physical activity. Also learn about feeding children who are active in sports.


Watch Your Garden Grow logo Vegetarian Eating

Explore the different aspects of vegetarian eating and the nutrients necessary for a balanced diet. Find resources for athletes and for parents raising vegetarian children.


Vitamins and Minerals

Learn about the role of vitamins and minerals in your body; where you get them and how much is required. Information also available in Spanish.


A Drop of Water Creates Ripples Around It Water and Fluid Needs

Are you getting enough to drink? Learn about your fluid needs, proper hydration, and the importance of sodium and potassium in your diet.


Feet on a Scale Weight Management

Find information on assessing your weight for disease risk, changing your behavior to eat healthfully and lose weight, and maintaining your weight for the long term. Information here can help you develop skills for safe, healthy weight control and avoid fad diets.