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Resources

The US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services have a wide variety of free resources available to help health professionals and Americans implement the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Check out the following ready-made resources in the chart below and feel free to tailor them to best meet the needs of your audience or use them to inform your work.

Tool What Is It? Who Is it for?

MyPlate


Collection of healthy eating resources, including print materials and interactive tools
  • Preschoolers (ages 2-5)
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers
  • Nutrition Educators

MyPlate Print Materials


Dozens of MyPlate tip sheets covering a variety of topics. (Available in English and Spanish.)
  • Preschoolers (ages 2-5)
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers
  • Nutrition Educators

What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl


Recipe search tool and meal planning resource
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Nutrition Educators
  • USDA Program Participants
    (WIC, SNAP, etc.)

Eat Healthy Be Active Community Workshops


Six 1-hour workshops include lesson plans, talking points, handouts, physical activity “stretch” breaks, and videos
  • Community Educators
  • Health Promoters
  • Nutrition Educators
  • Worksite Coordinators
  • Cooperative Extension Agents

HealthFinder.gov


Health topics A-Z, tested for health literacy; eat healthy and get active
  • Consumers
  • Educators
  • Healthcare Professionals

Be Active Your Way


Resources to show how to fit physical activity into your life — your way
  • Consumers
  • Educators
  • Health Professionals

Weight-Control Information Network


Up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control
  • General Public
  • Health Professionals

Food Labeling


Food labeling,
food recalls,
food safety for moms-to-be
  • Consumers
  • Patients
  • Health Professionals

Nutrition Tools and Resources

 

WeCan! Heart-healthy family recipes,
dietary supplements/facts
  • Consumers
  • Patients
  • Health Professionals
  • Educators

Healthy Food Environment


Food service guidelines and standards,
sodium reduction
  • Health Professionals
  • Food and Nutrition Educators
  • Community Leaders

Nutrition.gov


Provides easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.
  • Consumers
  • Educators
  • Communities

National Prevention Strategy


Recommendations for healthy eating and active living
  • Educators
  • Public Health Leaders
  • Consumers

FoodSafety.gov


The U.S. government’s gateway to food safety information for consumers
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers
  • Nutrition Educators

Ask Karen

Automated response system available 24/7 to answer frequently asked food safety questions.
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Nutrition Educators

The Food Keeper


Offers safe food storage advice for over 400 foods and beverages
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers
  • Nutrition Educators