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Choose My Plate
US Department of Agriculture
This site provides information on the revised standards for healthy eating (formerly MyPyramid). Rather than stating the same standards for everyone to follow, it now recognizes that "one size does not fit all" and that people should choose the foods and amounts that are right for them. The site includes a tool to figure out the right requirements for you, as well as many articles, tools, publications and resources. This site contains a wealth of information that is valuable to everyone.

Menu Planner
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
This interactive menu planner is designed to guide daily food and meal choices based on one day's calorie allowance. It may be used in advance to plan a meal, or at the end of a day to add up total calories, as well as fat, and carbohydrates consumed. This site is very easy to use and is a great way to get a better understanding of what you are eating in a day.

Weight-Control Information Network
The Weight-control Information Network provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues. The materials include fact sheets, brochures and more.

What's in the Food You Eat
US Department of Agriculture
This interactive tool allows you to view nutrient profiles for 8,000 foods commonly eaten in the U.S. with familiar portion sizes included for each food. Portion sizes can be adjusted by the user to receive accurate information relevant to their choices. The site is easy to use.

Food Safety: From Farm to Table
FoodSafety.gov is a gateway website that provides links to selected government food safety-related information. Not every government web site is listed. The site is divided into sections for consumers, kids/teens/educators, industry, foodborne pathogens, and more. The site is very easy to navigate and comprehensive.