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Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020 (USDA)

New, revised food guidelines to help combat the obesity epidemic. If pressed for time, read the short executive summary. Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Released by USDA January 2016

Food and Nutrition Information (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Food and nutrition information from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Eat Right Nutrition Tip Sheets for National Nutrition Month and 19 Healthy Tips for 2019

Nutrient Details for Food (USDA, interactive database)

What’s In The Foods You Eat Search Tool provides nutrient profiles for thousands of foods commonly eaten in the U.S. Portion sizes are included for each food. Unfortunately, users may have to scroll thru extra pages to find common foods (such as Banana). Using the Food Coding Scheme might or might not be helpful. Still, a useful resource from the USDA

Nutrition (MedlinePlus) and Calorie Counter

Nutrition at MedlinePlus provides an easy to use Calorie Count – Fast Food; Dietary Guidelines (how many calories per day do you need? Try 1800 for moderately active women age 60, 2400 for moderately active 60-year old men), ChooseMyPlate instead of Food Pyramids, Healthy Eating, Menu Planner, Ethnic Food, Diet Choices to Prevent Cancer, Vegetables. Much more

NutritionData’s Calorie and Nutrition Info – All foods

NutritionData provides calorie and nutrition information. Find “food composition” comparison data for any foods you choose. Enter the food in the search box at the top of the home page. Great way to understand vitamins, nutrients, calories and fullness factor from your foods.

Worksite Wellness Resource Kit

Worksite Wellness Resource Kit has been assembled by Wisconsin to aid businesses by reducing costs.  The return on investment was calculated as $3.27 on medical costs for every dollar spent on wellness programs and that absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent.  Published March 2018; 121 pages

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Prediabetes – Management Guidelines (AACE) Editor's Pick

Prediabetes Management Guidelines from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). More than twice the number of current diabetics, are those estimated to have prediabetes. Intensive lifestyle changes are outlined. Guidelines updated with research studies published through 2015.

Statistical Abstract 2012: Health Utilization, Expenditures, Diseases

US Census Bureau’s National Data Book presents statistics on health expenditures and insurance coverage, healthcare workforce, injuries, diseases including 5-year cancer survival rates, disability status, nutritional intake of the population, and food consumption. Average hospital cost per day in 2009 was $1,853, or $10,043 per stay (tables 173 & 174); average cost per state is shown. See Health and Nutrition section. Abstract is no longer updated after 2012, but charts may be updated by the government and shown in other websites.

Workplace Health Achievement Hospitals, Health Plans, Health Systems

The American Heart Association’s 2018 list of Workplace Health Achievement companies shows many hospitals and health systems at the top Gold level, and at Silver and Bronze levels. Honored organizations addressed 55 best practices to promote exercise, good nutrition and a wellness culture in the workplace

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