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Food is essential for everyone, playing a role in our lives from ordinary days to special occasions and holidays. Learn the importance of each food group and how to properly plan and prepare nutritious meals and snacks in a safe way.

An assortment of food from all food groups including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein foods, dairy and fats.

Food Groups

Learn about each food group, including healthful choices, preparation tips and the role each food group plays in your health.
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With a little planning, you can eat well while at home and away. Learn how to navigate the grocery store and plan nutritious meals for you and your family. These small steps can impact your overall health and the health of the planet.
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Food Preparation

Using various kitchen tools and meal preparation techniques, create meals that are delicious, nutritious and full of flavor.
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Home Food Safety

Food safety basics include washing, separating, safely cooking and properly storing foods to reduce the risk of food poisoning.
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Cultural Cuisines and Traditions

Enjoy holiday dishes, celebrate cultural cuisines and learn about different traditions while creating an eating plan for your unique lifestyle and nutritional needs.
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Find a Nutrition Expert

Looking for credible nutrition information and recommendations? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' network of credentialed food and nutrition practitioners are ready to help!