Healthy Eating 

   family making a salad

Resources to help you discover healthier ways to plan, shop and cook, whether just for yourself or for your family.  Learn how to meet your body’s energy needs for top performance.


healthy living apple  DID THIS NUTRITION WEB PAGE HELP YOU? external link 

Feeding your Family

Government Resources

eating salad

Fueling the Military Family external link (interactive online training module on AKO)

Several Interactive self-development nutrition training modules are available once you have completed the Global Assessment Tool of the Soldier Fitness Tracker.


My PLate USDA Making mealtimes matter!  external link (Let’s eat for the health of it)

Dietary Guidelines Consumer Brochure.  Build a healthy plate by thinking about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl before you eat.


healthy scale USDA Choose My Plate Menu Plans external link (Menu Planning) 

Shows you what and how much to eat within your daily calorie allowance; your food plan is personalized based on your age, gender, height, weight and physical activity level.



healthy food choices FDA How to understand and read food labels external link (Food Shopping)

Information for making it easier to use food labels and make quick informed food choices that contribute to good health.


Eat Healthy Your Way

DeCA (Commissary) external link & "Eat Healthy Your Way" external link (Commissary Magazine published by Eating Well)

Download healthy recipes and essential commissary shopping list.

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USDA: Choose My Plate external link

Practical information and tips to help Americans build healthier diets based on USDA's new food guidance icon, MyPlate. ChooseMyPlate replaces MyPyramid as the government's primary food group symbol and is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully.


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USDA: Dietary Guidelines for Americans external link

Provides science-based nutrition guidance for Americans ages 2 and older to promote         healthy lifestyles and dietary habits.



Non-Government Resources

Keep the Beat NHLBI CookbookKeep the Beat™ Cookbook external link

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) developed this new Keep the Beat™ cookbook to help busy parents who want to make meal preparation a family affair. Keep the Beat™ Recipes features delicious, heart healthy recipes family meals. NHLBI even tested the recipes with parents and school-aged children to make sure they liked them.

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Home Food Safety external link

Timely home food safety tips to keep you and your family safe.  Collaborative website sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Nutrition for a Healthy Retirement

Government Resources

woman and nuritionNIH: Senior Health: Eating Well as You Get Older external link

Eating well is vital for everyone at all ages. Whatever your age, your daily food choices can make an important difference in your health and in how you look and feel.

EAT RIGHT for Healthy Aging external link

Eating right and being physically active are keys to staying healthy throughout life. Nutrient needs change with age. Familiarize yourself with the foods that offer the vitamins and minerals that promote good health as we age. 


Women's Nutrition

Non-government Resources

woman in grocery store

Nutrition for Women external link 

Information on body image and young women, eating right during menopause, bone health  for women, and heart health for women.


Government Resources

pregnant woman

 Pregnancy and Breastfeeding external link 

Information on nutritional needs and weight for pregnant and breastfeeding women.


family making a salad

 WIC Works Resource System external link 

The WIC Works Resource System is an online education and training center for staff of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).


Kids and Teens

Non-government Resources

boy eating peach

 Kids Eat Right  external link 

 Scientifically-based nutrition and health information for helping children grow healthy.


dad and daughter making salad Fuel Up To Play 60 external link 

Empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes by choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day.

Let’s Go   external link   

Reaches children and families where they live, work, grow, and play promoting healthy behaviors.

Men’s Nutrition

    Non-government Resources

    Soldier eating meal

    Eat Right for Men external link

    Scientifically-based nutrition and food information for men through all stages of life.