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A healthy diet can help protect you from heart disease, bone loss, colorectal cancer, and diabetes. If you eat a healthy diet and exercise, you can keep your body strong and fit.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Eat Less Sodium: Quick Tips

These tips can help you cut back on the sodium (salt) in your diet.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy Eating: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about eating healthy.

Review Date: April 18, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy Snacks: Quick Tips for Parents

Use these easy snack ideas to keep your kids eating healthy between meals.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Heart Healthy Foods: Shopping List

Use this list to help you shop for foods low in sodium and high in fiber.

Review Date: April 18, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Low Sodium Foods: Shopping List

Next time you go grocery shopping, take this list to help you choose low sodium foods.

Review Date: March 27, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Watch Your Weight

To stay at a healthy weight, balance the calories you eat with the calories you use up (burn) by being active. Staying at a healthy weight can help prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and disability.

Review Date: March 27, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Vegetarian FAQ

Learn the facts about vegetarianism and how switching to a vegetarian diet may benefit your health.

Review Date: May 10, 2011

North American Vegetarian Society

Lowering Salt in Your Diet

Learn the health effects of consuming too much salt, the recommended amount of sodium for adults, and what you can do to limit your intake.

Review Date: January 09, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Make Your Calories Count

Make Your Calories Count is an interactive learning program that provides consumers with information to help plan a healthful diet while managing calorie intake.

Review Date: March 01, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Reduce Salt and Sodium in Your Diet

For someone with high blood pressure, the doctor may advise eating less salt and sodium, as research has shown that people consuming diets of 1,500 mg of sodium had blood pressure lowering benefits. This document offers helpful tips for shopping and planning meals.

Review Date: January 11, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Achieving Iron Balance with Diet

Learn what foods or substances impair or enhance iron absorption in your body.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Iron Disorders Institute

Be a Healthy Role Model for Children- (PDF)

You can do many things to help your children develop healthy eating habits for life. Here are some tips for setting good examples.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Carbohydrate Calculator

A balanced diet needs to contain a proper mix of carbohydrates, fat and protein. Find the right amount of carbohydrates recommended for your diet.

Review Date: July 06, 2012

University of Maryland Medical Center

Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Diet Videos

Have you or someone you know been recently diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? These educational videos offer professional advice to help you live well with your condition.

Review Date: October 24, 2011

Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc.

Clear Liquid Diet

A clear liquid diet helps maintain adequate hydration, provides some important electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, and gives some energy at a time when a full diet isn't possible or recommended.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Daily Food Plan

Fill out this simple chart to learn how much of each food group you need every day.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Delicious Decisions - American Heart Association

Search for heart-healthy recipes--from appetizers to desserts--that you and your whole family will love. You also can browse by category, main ingredient, cooking method, or special diet.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

American Heart Association

Diet & Lifestyle - Celiac Disease

The best and only known treatment for Celiac Disease is a lifelong elimination of gluten from the diet. This page offers information on how you can manage a gluten-free diet and live gluten-free, and provides basic diet choices and recipes.

Review Date: June 01, 2011

Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc.

Diet Assessment Calorie Calculator

If you've lost a significant amount of weight, increased your exercise or made changes in regard to eating and exercise, use the Diet Assessment Calorie Calculator to find the appropriate calorie level based on the changes you've made in your lifestyle.

Review Date: March 01, 2012

Calorie Control Council

Diet for Kidney Stone Prevention

Diet is one of several factors that can promote or inhibit kidney stone formation. Learn what types of foods and drinks you should avoid to help prevent kidney stones.

Review Date: July 06, 2011

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diverticulitis Diet

A diverticulitis diet gives your digestive system a chance to rest while your doctor treats your diverticulitis. A diverticulitis diet is not a treatment for diverticulitis.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Eat Right to Feel Right on Hemodialysis

Discover the effects that food, fluids, potassium, phosphorous, protein, sodium, and calories have on patients undergoing hemodialysis for the treatment of kidney disease.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During, and After Treatment

Your diet is an important part of your treatment for cancer. These tips help you manage manage eating problems before, during, and after cancer treatment.

Review Date: February 20, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Fiber and Your Child

Many appetizing foods are actually great sources of fiber — from fruits to whole-grain cereals. Learn how to add fiber to your family's diet.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Find a Registered Dietitian

Whether you're a consumer looking for personal assistance, or a business looking for nutrition consulting, use this search tool to identify a nutrition provider for your specific needs.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Gout Diet

A gout diet helps to control the production and elimination of uric acid, which may help prevent gout attacks or reduce their severity. Find out what foods to avoid to better manage your gout.

Review Date: January 03, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

IBS Diet

Diet, food and eating can affect symptoms in IBS. Many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) notice that their symptoms appear to get worse following a meal. Find out what foods are best to avoid if you have been diagnosed with IBS.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Interactive Menu Planner

Try this menu planner for healthy meal ideas.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Low-Iodine Diet and Free Cookbook

In preparation for a radioactive iodine (RAI) scan or a RAI treatment, thyroid cancer patients are usually asked to go on a low-iodine diet. Here is a combination of diet guidelines from several ThyCa medical advisors.

Review Date: October 29, 2014

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.

Make Your Calories Count - Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management: Preface

Learn to use the Nutrition Facts label to help balance your calories as you manage your weight.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is inspired by foods eaten in the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece, France, Spain and southern Italy.This diet is similar to other heart-healthy diets in its emphasis on fish, fruits and vegetables, beans and whole grains.

Review Date: May 29, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

More Than 50 Ways To Prevent Diabetes

This tip sheet, designed especially for African Americans, offers more than 50 ways to prevent diabetes.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

National Diabetes Education Program

MyPlate.gov - Daily Food Plan

Want to know the amount of each food group you need daily? Enter your information to find out and receive a customized Daily Food Plan.

Review Date: July 19, 2011

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Protein Calculator

Find the right amount of protein recommended for your diet.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

University of Maryland Medical Center

Reduce Your Cancer Risk: The New American Plate

Learn to create meals that may lower your risk for cancer and other chronic diseases, and manage your weight at the same time.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

American Institute for Cancer Research

Shape Up & Drop 10 - A Weight Management Program You Can Live With

Shape Up & Drop 10™ is a weight management program that helps you get serious about weight management without resorting to strategies that will defeat you in the long run. Information is provided on how to take the weight off safely and keep it off.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Shape Up America!

The DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Control Your Blood Pressure

The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a balanced eating plan that your family doctor might recommend to help you lower your blood pressure.

Review Date: May 29, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Tips for Eating Right

Small steps can help your family get on the road to maintaining a healthy weight. Choose a different shopping or food preparation tip each week for you and your family to try.

Review Date: July 23, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Tips for Reducing Sodium in Your Diet

Reducing sodium (salt) in your diet can help lower your blood pressure. Read these tips.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Traveling With Celiac Disease

If you like to travel, celiac disease doesn’t need to be a roadblock. With some planning, you can eat safely when traveling by land, sea, or air and maintain a gluten-free diet once you reach your destination.

Review Date: July 10, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

We Can! Weekly Meal Planner- (PDF)

Use this tool to help plan healthier meals for your family.

Review Date: January 24, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure: Healthy Eating

Research has shown that following a healthy eating plan can both reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower an already elevated blood pressure. Read on to learn about the DASH diet plan.

Review Date: January 25, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center