Preventing Illness

Eat Right for Life

Build your best, healthiest body by adjusting your diet and eating habits to address the specific needs of each decade.

If you have a chronic condition, a carefully planned diet can make a difference. With certain diseases, what you eat may reduce symptoms. In other cases, diet can improve health.

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    Healthy Weights for Healthy Older Adults

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  • Avoiding Food Poisoning

    Washing Hands Prevents Sickness

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  • Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate

    Feed Your Body Right

    Think your nutrition needs stay the same your whole adult life? Think again. Check out our handy guide to figure out which foods will help boost your health no matter your age. Read More

  • Preventing Illness

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    Baby Bottle Basics

    Roberta Duyff, MS, RD, FAND

    Plastic or glass bottles, or disposable bottle bags? The choice is yours. Read More

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    10 Reasons to Visit an RDN

    Registered Dietitian Nutritionists can help you be healthier at every stage of life. See the top reasons you should consult with an RDN. Read More

  • Cancer


    Cancer strikes about one in three adults over his or her lifetime. Your diet is one of the most important factors under your control that can reduce cancer risk. Read More

  • Preventing Illness

    National Minority Health Month

    April is National Minority Health Month. It's more important than ever to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the nation's health care system. Read More