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External linkpdf file Nutrition Facts Label Brochure
The more you read and understand nutrition labels, the better you could carve the way to a life of health and wellness. This new brochure makes it easier to determine the amounts of nutrients in each food. Make every calorie count!
External linkpdf file Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure with DASH
Get with the plan that is clinically proven to significantly reduce blood pressure! This updated booklet contains a week's worth of sample menus and recipes recalculated using 2005 nutrient content data. The "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" eating plan features plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that are heart healthy and lower in salt/sodium. Also contains additional information on weight loss and physical activity.
External link Physical Activity and Good Nutrition: Essential Elements to Prevent Chronic Diseases and Obesity
Fitness problems such as obesity and overweight have reached truly epidemic proportions in the United States. This web site discusses activities that fit into your daily routine that speed your heart rate and breathing, or increase your strength and flexibility. As part of the Heathier US campaign, it reviews the relationship between nutrition and physical activity, diabetes, blood pressure and obesity.
External link Stay Young at Heart Recipes - Cooking the Heart Healthy Way
This web site provides links to cooking recipes designed to help you "Stay Young at Heart". It lists a series of appetizers, soups, entrees, side dishes, drinks and even deserts.
External link Heart Information Network - Nutrition Guide Exit Disclaimer
This guide servers to educate and empower consumers and health care professionals to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will improve heart health.
External link Healthier Eating with DASH - A Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure
Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, this web site outlines the DASH eating plan which is based on 2,000 calories a day. The number of daily servings in a food group may vary from those listed on this web site depending on your caloric needs.
External link Eating for a Healthy Heart
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists steps to take to help prevent heart disease by eating a nutrionally balanced diet and offers tips on staying healthy.
External link Delicious Decisions from the American Heart Association Exit Disclaimer
Making heart-healthy dishes--from appetizers to desserts--that you and your whole family will love is much easier than you might think.
External link Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005
These guidelines are published jointly every 5 years by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.
External link MyPyramid.gov
This is a very new tool where people could go and find all the information they need to make healthy and smart choices for eating, tips to add physical activity to their lives, and create a plan to live by. MyPyramid's central message is "Steps to a Healthier You." MyPyramid replaces the Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992, and is part of an overall food guidance system that emphasizes the need for a more individualized approach to improving diet and lifestyle.
Tips for Weight Loss and Maintenance
Are you determined to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight this year? Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal.



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