Healthy Eating

Last Updated: August 08, 2018
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‚ÄčResources 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.


Feeding your Family

Government Resources

Fueling the Military Family External Link  An interactive self-development nutrition training module available on the ARMY FIT/Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness website.  Log in with your CAC card. Go to Tutorials.  Click on "PHYSICAL TAB".  Go to Fueling the Military Family or choose from a variety of topics to include: High Performance Nutrition, Running, Supplements and Fluids, Nutrition in the Field, and Losing Weight.

 Eating with Your Kids Matters (HPRC) External Link   Human Performance Resource Center nutrition blog and information based on solid research. External Link  Healthy eating solutions, practical tips, and easy-to-understand nutrition information for all ages.  Check out the online and interactive tool section (My Daily Checklist) for your personalized plan on what and how much to eat for your daily calorie allowance. 



 FDA How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label External Link    Learn how to make it easier  to read food labels and make quick, informed food choices while grocery shopping.



 DECA - Commissary: Healthy Eating External Link   Meet your health, nutrition, and wellness goals. Check out the Healthy Eats section for quick meal solutions and healthy recipe suggestions to help you on your next trip to the Commissary.




USDA: Dietary Guidelines for Americans External Link   Science-based nutrition recommendations to help you make better food and beverage decisions, manage your weight, and prevent chronic disease conditions (Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease).



Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute  External Link   Several FREE and downloadable cookbooks and step-by-step videos are available.  Cook book collection contains over 150 heart healthy and taste-tested recipes you and/or your entire family can enjoy!  Find familiar, but healthier versions of family favorites form several different ethnicities (African American, Latino, Indian, Alaskan native, and Vietnamese) and much more!



Cooking Guide for Soldiers (APHC)  Guidance on food shopping, menus, cooking devices, preparing meals and nutritional facts.




Non-Government Resources

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.

Just the Food Facts. From the Experts. The Center For Food Integrity. External Link  Find everything from proper food safety to food myths and healthy eating tips!  Their mission: Bring you the most objective, trustworthy, and accurate information from the experts (RDs and University PhDs). You can even submit your own nutrition questions.External Link

Food Fit Fabulous External Link  Evidenced- based resource and food blog about the foods you love, how to stay fit for life, and ways nutrition can help you feel fabulous.  You will find information on current trends, nutrition videos, podcasts, recipes, and so much more!

Nutrition for a Healthy Retirement

Government Resources

EAT RIGHT for SENIORS 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. 



Healthy Eating as You Get Older External Link  (NIH/NIA)  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.



Women's Nutrition

Non-government Resources

 Healthy Eating for Women. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics External Link  Women have special nutrient needs.  learn how to look and feel your best with proper nutrition.




Government Resources

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Choose My Plate External Link Nutrition advice to help you and your baby stay healthy.  Get your own "My Plate Daily Checklist" and find out which foods and amounts are right for you when you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.


 Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). USDA Food and Nutrition Service.External Link  Find out if you are eligible for this program that helps make healthy eating more affordable for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women and their children (up to age 5).


Kids and Teens

Non-government Resources


Kids Eat Right. Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsExternal Link  Checkout the videos and tips to help your child form good nutrition habits at an early age.  Watch the Cooking with Kids series for age-appropriate ideas on how to get your child involved in preparing meals.


 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.


5-2-1-0 Let's Go!  External Link   

A childhood obesity prevention program with easy-to-follow and remember recommendations!



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.