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Nutrition for All Ages

Active Living by Design
Active Living by Design (ALBD) creates community-led change by working with local and national partners to build a culture of active living and healthy eating. Established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ALBD is part of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The American Dietetic Association offers nutrition fact sheets with facts, tips and recipes covering a variety of food and nutrition topics; a good nutrition reading list; as well as brochures, tip sheets and other resources to help achieve a healthy lifestyle.


CDC Podcasts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers podcasts, targeted to both health professionals and the public, which provide health and safety-related tips and information. Ask CDC is a podcast series which answers real questions submitted to 1-800-CDC-INFO and


Choose MyPlate provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are published jointly every 5 years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities. The guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans site contains resources for educators and consumers.


Eat a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Every Day
This Web site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information on the benefits of fruits and vegetables, an explanation of what counts as a serving, fruit and vegetable of the month features, tips, recipes, interactive tools, and more.


Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina
Eat Smart, Move More NC is a statewide movement to promote increased opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating through policy and environmental change. The Web site provides a variety of resources to promote healthy eating and physical activity.


Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Healthy Lifestyle
The Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Healthy Lifestyle site is specifically designed for parents and caregivers to provide information to help you eat better, be more physically active and be a role model for your kids.


Farmers Markets
The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a variety of resources related to farmers markets, from finding a market to starting one or promoting local agriculture.


Food Trust
The non-profit Food Trust works to improve the health of children and adults, promote good nutrition, increase access to healthy foods and advocate for improved public policy.


From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina’s Sustainable, Local Food Economy
The intent of From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina’s Sustainable Local Food Economy is to provide key action ideas for building a sustainable food economy in North Carolina at the state and local levels. Implementation of the recommended action steps will lead to significant economic development, stewardship of natural and agricultural resources, and better health and nutrition for all North Carolina residents.


Fruits & Veggies — More Matters™
Fruits & Veggies — More Matters™ is a dynamic health initiative to inspire and support consumers to eat more fruits and vegetables, showcasing the unrivaled combination of great taste, nutrition, abundant variety, and various product forms (fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice). The goal is to achieve increased daily consumption of fruits and vegetables.  Information about the benefits of fruits and vegetables, tips, recipes, brochures and more can be found at this Web site.


How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label
This useful Web site offers easy-to-understand information on Nutrition Facts labels.


Institute of Medicine
The Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academy of Sciences provides evidence-based information and guidance concerning health and science policy to policy-makers, professionals and the public.


Interactive Menu Planner
This Web site provides an online tool that calculates the servings and calories of your selections from a list of available foods and beverages to make up a meal of specified calories. It also has a link to a Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator and an explanation of Portion Distortion.


Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
The U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative - Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food - aims to connect local production and consumption and promote local-scale sustainable operations.


Milk Matters
This Web site provides essential information on the many benefits of milk and calcium. It contains links to up-to-date research on calcium, Milk Matters campaign-related publications and materials, and a Milk Matters Kids' page with interactive puzzles and games designed to provide a fun way for kids to learn about the benefits of drinking milk. for consumers provides recipes, tools and tips for eating smart and moving more.


N.C. Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council
The purpose of the North Carolina Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council is to contribute to building a local food economy, thereby benefiting the state by creating jobs, stimulating statewide economic development, circulating money from local food sales within local communities, preserving open space, decreasing the use of fossil fuel and thus reducing carbon emissions, preserving and protecting the natural environment, increasing consumer access to fresh and nutritious foods, and providing greater food security for all North Carolinians.


Nutrition for Everyone
This Web site helps everyone in developing healthier eating habits. Resources include general nutrition information, healthy recipes, dietary supplement facts, nutrition for children, fruit and vegetable information as well as food safety tips. serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, meal planning, food safety and food assistance programs for consumers, educators and health professionals.
Para información en español, consulte este sitio.


Partnership for Prevention
Partnership for Prevention is a membership organization of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies advancing policies and practices to prevent disease and improve the health of all Americans. The Partnership analyzes leading edge scientific research to identify effective policies and practices and develops evidence-based policy recommendations and tools.


Planning for Healthy Places
Land use, economic development, and redevelopment policies offer a valuable set of tools to promote and enhance healthy communities. Local governments, private developers, and community groups can all work to create patterns of development that improve community health--by ensuring that farmers' markets and neighborhood grocery stores are supported, for instance, or by promoting sidewalks, parks and other environmental components that encourage physical activity.


PolicyLink is a national research and action institute focusing attention on how people are working successfully to use local, state, and federal policy to create community conditions, including access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities, that benefit everyone. PolicyLink shares findings and analysis through publications, online tools, national summits, and briefings with national and local policymakers. PolicyLink provides support to the Healthy Eating Active Living Convergence Partnership.


Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States
The Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention Project, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), identifies and recommends a set of strategies and associated measurements that communities and local governments can use to plan and monitor environmental and policy-level changes for obesity prevention.

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