Featured External Links

Check out these external resources for the latest information on nutrition, health and dietary guidelines.

USDA’s Healthy Plate Icon
Check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) replacement for the food pyramid [MyPyramid] in support of dietary recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 to fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. The new healthy plate icon is sectioned off to show fruits and vegetables as half of the plate making the recommendation easy to understand. Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov

Find a Local Dietitian
Check out the American Dietetic Association’s website, EatRight.org, for a list of dietitians in your area.

Food Assistance
In need of food assistance for your family? AmpleHarvest.org envisions an America where millions of gardeners eliminate malnutrition and hunger in their own communities using only their backyard gardens. Visit AmpleHarvest.org to DONATE or to GET ASSISTANCE from a food pantry.

School Nutrition & Locally-Grown Foods
The National Farm to School Network connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers. Visit FarmToSchool.org

Food Safety Education
Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) is your resource for Fight BAC! food safety and safe food handling campaign information. Visit FightBac.org

Action Plan: How To Add More Fruits & Veggies to Your Day
Need an action plan on how to include fruits and veggies every time you eat? Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) sponsors this website and provides an additional source for fruit and veggie education and nutrition information.

Advice: Weight Control & Balanced Nutrition
Looking for sound, science-based advice on weight control, getting stronger muscles and bones, and balanced nutrition? Then visit HealthierUS.gov where you’ll also find the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010.

Fruit & Veggie Tips from the CDC
Want information on how fruits and vegetables affect health and tips for getting them into your daily diet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides science-based information on the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, a tool to determine how many fruits and vegetables you need, recipes using fruits and vegetables, and other resources for consumers and health professionals.

Fruit & Veggie Nutrition Database
Key Nutrients in Fruits & Veggies
How Many Fruits & Veggies Do You Need?
Fruits & Veggie Recipe Database
Teach Your Kids about Fruits & Veggies

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