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Nutrition for Everyone

August 11, 2008

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Introduction

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Nutrition for EveryoneThese days, a wealth of nutrition information is at your finger tips. From diet books to newspaper articles, everyone seems to have an opinion about what you should be eating. It's no secret that good nutrition plays an essential role in maintaining health.

While you already know it is important to eat a healthy diet, you may find it more difficult to sort through all of the information about nutrition and food choices. The CDC has compiled a variety of resources to help you start healthier eating habits.


Selected Resources

Nutrition for EveryoneFruitsandVeggiesMatter.gov
Check out the new Fruit & Veggies Matter Web site for tips, recipes, and more! You can find easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your daily eating patterns.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published jointly by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides advice about how good dietary habits for people aged 2 years and older can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.

Also available, a brochure for consumers: Finding Your Way to a Healthier You: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Nutrition for EveryoneMyPyramid.gov
The new USDA food pyramid replaces "one size fits all" with a customizable eating plan. Explore the new pyramid to learn about the food groups and to find additional healthy eating tips.

Food Safety
Preventing foodborne illness and death remains a major public health challenge.

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