Resources

Physical Activity

American Council on Exercise
Provides online tips to increase physical activity and healthy recipes.

The American College of Sports Medicine
Offers a variety of health and fitness brochures for individuals interested in sports medicine and exercise science. Topics include resistance training, reducing sedentary time, selecting appropriate fitness equipment and injury prevention.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical Activity
2008 Physical Activity Guidelines

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Guide to Physical Activity
Examples of moderate physical activity.

StartWalkingNow.org
A part of the American Heart Association, this site offers a personalized walking plan and an easy-to-use physical activity and nutrition tracker

Healthy Eating

American Dietetic Association
Contains a wide variety of information on nutrition and health.

ChooseMyPlate.gov
ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

ChooseMyPlate.gov: 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series
The Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series provides consumers and professionals with high quality, easy-to-follow tips in a convenient, printable format.

Dole
Provides adults with a fruit and vegetable encyclopedia and resources. Provides children with games, songs, tips, coloring pages, and adventure stories about fruits and vegetables.

National Dairy Council
Provides information on topics related to dairy products, nutrition, diet, and health.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Information Center
Links to current, reliable nutrition information including dietary supplements, Food Guide Pyramid, and food safety.

Health & Wellness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Overweight and Obesity Site
Provides information on health and lifestyle.

Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Lifestyle
Provides information on healthy eating, fitness, disease management and weight management. Also has online recipes.

Shape Up & Drop 10
A weight management program you can live with. Their goal is to help you eat a healthier diet and adopt an active lifestyle that will offer you protection from diabetes, cancer and heart disease as we help you manage your weight.

Weight-Control Information Network
Provides up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.