Eating Smart

This section links to resources that provide practical, useful information for healthy living as well as motivational messages to inspire positive health changes.

Nutrition for Everyone: Nutrition Basics

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn about some basic nutrition concepts to help you sort through nutrition research and dietary advice.

30 MyPyramid Steps to a Healthier You (PDF | 549 KB)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

30-day calendar of tips for daily small steps to improve health and lifestyle.


USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Get quick access to food information including food groups and calories. Compare the nutrients in two foods.

Brighten Up With Breakfast (PDF | 178 KB)

Clemson University.

Why is breakfast important? This brief fact sheet tells you why and has ideas for quick breakfasts.

Ten Tips logo 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Find easy-to-follow food and nutrition tips on a specific topic in a convenient, printable format.

SuperTracker logo SuperTracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Track and score diet and physical activity and receive tips for healthy changes.

American Heart Association logo Heart Healthy Tips for Dining Out

American Heart Association.

Get tips for making healthy selections at ethnic restaurants including French, Italian, Chinese, Greek, Cajun, and more.

Packaged fish Eating Fish: Health Benefits and Risks

Journal of the American Medical Association.

A summary of the health benefits and potential risks of eating fish done in conjunction with a scientific review that concluded that, overall, the healthy benefits of eating fish far outweigh the potential risks.

Ask the Dietitian

Ask the Dietitian.

Provides answers to frequently asked questions on various topics of nutrition.