Healthy Eating Links

Click on a topic to see the associated links!

Dietary Guidelines
Family Meals
Food Label
Food Preservation
Food Safety
Fruits and Veggies – More Matters
Games
Gardening and Nutrition
Interactive Nutrition
ChooseMyPlate
Online Nutrition Resource Centers
Parents – Help your kids eat healthy!
Recipes


Dietary Guidelines

Key recommendations

Family Meals

Promoting Family Meals – Purdue University (many materials!)

Food Label

Food Label Education Tools & General InformationFDA
Understand the Food Label- Use it to choose healthy food!
Make Your Calories Count – Use Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management

Food Preservation

Oregon State University Extension – Publications, Fact Sheets, Links
USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning
National Center for Home Food Preservation

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Food Safety

Food Safety Publications, Fact Sheets, Links – Oregon State University Extension
FIGHT BAC!
Gateway to US government food safety information
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline – answer food safety questions.
Henry the Hand – Downloadable songs, posters and coloring/activity sheets

Games

Apps
Apps for Healthy Kids – winners of the USDA and White House competition

Play online
Food Champs – Fruits and Veggies More Matters, Produce for Better Health
Interactive Beverage Guide to Sugars – eXtension
Food Detectives Fight BAC! – Partnership for Food Safety Education
Dining Decisions – Center for Disease Control
Activity Calendar – Center for Disease Control
Nutrition Explorations – The National Dairy Council
Make A Pizza – National Dairy Council
Breakfast and Jump To It – Meals Matter

Play offline
Nutrition Facts Panel Quiz – Iowa State University Extension
Win the Rockies – Kids Jeopardy
Chef Charles Bingo for Older Adults – Iowa Nutrition Network
Bingo for all ages-Iowa State Univ. Extension

Gardening and Nutrition

Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden – CA School Garden Network

Interactive Nutrition

Nutrition Analysis Tool
National Nutrient Database, USDA Look up calories & nutrients in foods
Interactive Nutrition Calculators Healthy Eating, BMI and Energy
USDA Food and Nutrition Consumer Corner – Links to fun interactive websites. Examples include rate your restaurant diet, test your food safety knowledge, compare portion sizes now and 20 years ago, calculate calories burned during physical activity, and test your food label knowledge. There is a section for kids.

ChooseMyPlate – USDA

ChooseMyPlate.gov

Online Nutrition Resource Centers

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — Consumer and professional resources
Food and Nutrition Information Center, USDA – Credible and Practical Resources for Nutrition Educators
How to Lose and Manage Weight — Watch Your Calories, Be Active. United States FDA Resource Center
International Food Information Council

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Parents – Help your kids eat healthy!

Eat Smart. Play Hard. ™ Healthy Lifestyle! — Designed for parents and caregivers
Eat Smart. Play Hard. ™ — For Educators

Recipes

Healthy Recipes, Oregon State University
Recipe Finder, SNAP Nutrition Connection
Food Blog, Food and Health Communications
Recipe Central, Univ. of Nebraska – Lincoln
Menu Planning, USDA
A River of Recipes, Native American Recipes using commodity foods, USDA, 2008
Tips and Table for Cooking Various Grains, Whole Grains Council