Back to Basics
Get the basics from those in the know - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
One size doesn't fit all. MyPyramid offers personalized
eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food
choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Also check out MyPyramid at Winslow.
Calculate your BMI through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you're thinking "What's BMI?" get a little more info on how it works here.
Calculate your calorie needs
Knowing your body's daily calorie needs can be an important first
step in adopting a realistic diet and physical activity plan that can
help you attain and maintain a healthy weight.
"It's easier to get up the will-power to turn down a 900 calorie
double-burger with cheese and sauce and opt for a 400 calorie chicken
sandwich or salad when you know your entire daily needs are about 1600
calories," says Joan Carter, a CNRC registered dietitian and
instructor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Portion size quiz
Portion size and serving size are not the same
thing. The National Heart Lung
and Blood Institute hosts a portion sizes quiz to
test your knowledge of today's portion sizes versus 20 years ago - and
how long you'll need to exercise to burn off the extra calories.
Food label quiz
Test your knowledge with a food label
quiz from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
The American Dietetic Association
The world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
ADA is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the
profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
Who knows how to keep a heart healthy better
than the American
Heart Association? Face the fats, no-fad diet and delicious
decisions are just a few of the helpful topics you will find at this