Reviewed Wellness and Personal Development Government Links
(viewing 1 - 5 of 10)Choose My Plate
This site provides information on the revised standards for healthy eating (formerly MyPyramid). Rather than stating the same standards for everyone to follow, it now recognizes that "one size does not fit all" and that people should choose the foods and amounts that are right for them. The site includes a tool to figure out the right requirements for you, as well as many articles, tools, publications and resources. This site contains a wealth of information that is valuable to everyone.
This interactive menu planner is designed to guide daily food and meal choices based on one day's calorie allowance. It may be used in advance to plan a meal, or at the end of a day to add up total calories, as well as fat, and carbohydrates consumed. This site is very easy to use and is a great way to get a better understanding of what you are eating in a day.
Fruits and Veggies Matter
This portion of the CDC's website spotlights a fruit and vegetable for each month of the year, as well as listing archives from previous months/years. The site includes a picture that when clicked on displays selection, storage, preparation and recipe information for incorporation of that item into your diet. This is a very unique and definitely useful site to check out.
Exercise and Physical Fitness
This site provides comprehensive news, overviews, guides, diagrams and charts, and tips for all aspects of exercise and physical fitness, including nutrition and alternative therapies. There are also special sections for men and for women around exercise and fitness. The site is very easy to navigate and extremely thorough in its presentation of the various topics.
This site created by the US Government focuses on ways to reduce obesity, diabetes and unhealthy lifestyle choices. There are 4 main areas to the site including Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Prevention and Healthy Choices. Each area offers links to a wide variety of articles and tips designed to help Americans make healthier lifestyle choices. The information is easy to access and the site also offers a keyword search function to search all sections at once.