Find the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020 to 2025, from the USDA. These food guidelines may help combat the obesity epidemic. They address eating patterns, sugar, fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy, grains and oils; alcoholic beverages. If pressed for time, read the short executive summary or the Top 10 Things You Need to Know. Released by USDA December 2020.
Food and nutrition information from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. EatRight.org has 50 ideas for National Nutrition Month, updated Feb. 2023. Plus find a nutrition expert, or a healthy soup recipe. This site has many resources.
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. updated Nov. 2022.
Nutrition at MedlinePlus provides an easy to use Calorie Count – Fast Food. See 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for how many calories per day do you need? Try 1,800 for moderately active women age 60; 2,400 for moderately active 60-year old men. Subtract 200 calories if you have a sedentary lifestyle. See ChooseMyPlate, Healthy Eating, Menu Planner, Ethnic Food, Diet Choices to Prevent Cancer, Vegetables. Much more
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 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. Absenteeism costs were calculated to fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent. Revised January 2021; 121 pages.
Guidelines for the management of Prediabetes have been included in the Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm. Provided by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). According to the CDC, more than twice the number of current diabetics, are those estimated to have prediabetes. Updated guidelines 2022, with another updated expected in May 2023.
Find the latest priorities for prevention. Rankings of preventive services and scoring each for cost effectiveness. The 3 highest-ranking services, each with a total score of 10, are immunizing children, counseling to prevent tobacco initiation among youth, and tobacco-use screening and brief intervention to encourage cessation among adults. Greatest population health improvement comes from using clinical preventive services to address tobacco use, obesity, alcohol misuse, colorectal cancer screening, and influenza vaccinations. HealthPartners Institute, working with the National Commission on Prevention Priorities (NCPP), sponsors this information. Last updated in 2017; published in the Annals of Family Medicine.