Nutrition

Healthy Eating for Older Adults

As a person ages, a healthy eating plan emphasizes the variety of food groups, including fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy products.

MyPlate is the U.S. government's primary food group symbol to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Learn more about translating the guidelines into your everyday life.

School Meals Get a Makeover

With the USDA's launching of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, designed to improve the nutrition of 32 million schoolchildren nationwide, the school cafeteria will get a whole lot healthier.

The Basics of the Nutrition Facts Panel

Get to know the basics of the Nutrition Facts Panel, and understand the parts and pieces, from serving size, total calories and fat to percent of Daily Values.

Be a smart shopper by reading labels to find out more about the foods you eat. Learn the basics of the Nutrition Facts Panel, the meaning of health claims, terms and symbols on food packaging, and how to use that information to identify healthy choices.

Food Sources of 5 Important Nutrients for Vegetarians

For vegetarians, it's important to choose a variety of foods — including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds — to make sure you are meeting nutritional needs each day.

Well-planned vegetarian diets can be nutritionally adequate and provide many health benefits. See vegetarian meal ideas, food sources of important nutrients, vegetarian terms and more.

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