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External link is now is a source of credible, accurate information to help Americans choose to live healthier lives. This site focuses on prevention, nutrition and fitness, and offers personal health tools.
External link 2010 Shape of the Nation Report Exit Disclaimer
This report highlights the state of physical education in the United States and the physical education requirements for children in each state.
External link Web site Promotes Healthy Eating
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has created this Web site focused on healthy cooking and eating, using recipes with nutritional facts and video clips, a cooking glossary and the ability to save recipes in an online account.
External link Naturally Curbing Hunger Pangs Exit Disclaimer
A study out of the University of California-Irvine has found that fatty foods high in unsaturated fat naturally contain oleic acid. This fatty acid is converted to OEA in the small intestine before traveling to nerve endings in the brain to tell the body it is full. Researchers found that the more they increased OEA levels, the more hunger and blood cholesterol decreased. Oleic acid can be found in avocados, olive oil and nuts.
External link Adult Physical Activity Information in the National Health Interview Survey
The purpose of this site is to describe the history of NHIS adult physical activity questions and provide tools for identifying, accessing, and using NHIS physical activity data, collected since 1975.
External link CDC Healthy Weight Website
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't just about a "diet" or "program". It is part of an ongoing lifestyle that you can adopt now and stay with for years to come.
External link National Birth Defects Prevention Network's Population-based Birth Defects Surveillance Programs Exit Disclaimer
This web page contains birth defects resources grouped by state as well as national and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) links.
External link CDC's Folic Acid Page
This page provides useful information on folic acid including FAQs, a list of cereals that contain folic acid, a folic acid quiz, information on the National Folic Acid Campaign and a section for health professionals.
External link National Birth Defects Prevention Network Exit Disclaimer
This web site offers a network formed to establish local, state and national birth defect resources. The focus is on surveillance and research, identifying prevention strategies, and assisting families and their providers.
External link March of Dimes Exit Disclaimer
Ever on the vanguard in research into birth defects, this organization provides a one-stop shopping platform that has something for everyone from the novice as well as the advanced user.
External link Birth Defects (from A-Z)
The information on this web page is categorized into useful chunks such as Diagnosis/Symptoms, Prevention/Screening, Coping and Specific Conditions. It is a great starting page for learning about birth defects.
External link Make Your Calories Count
Make Your Calories Count is an interactive online learning program that is also available in a downloadable format. It is designed to help you understand and use the nutrition facts label in order to plan a healthy diet while managing calorie intake.
External link NHLBI Your Guide To Better Health Series Exit Disclaimer
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has developed The Your Guide series featuring compelling testimonials from people about their real-life experiences with heart disease and sleep disorders.
External link National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
CDC's Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA) takes a public health approach to address the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving the public's health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases.
External link Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, part of the HHS Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is responsible for promoting and protecting the public's health by ensuring that the nation's food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled, and that cosmetic products are safe and properly labeled. This website provides a variety of information including consumer advice, food packaging and labeling, dietary supplements, foodborne illness and safety, and nutrition.
External link Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)
CNPP works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers. This site provides information about: the food guide pyramid, dietary guidelines, and other useful resources.
External link Nutrition Assistance Programs
The US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service increases food security and reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. This website provides in-depth information about nutrition and several nutrition assistance programs including the Food Stamp Program, various child nutrition programs, the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, and more.
External link Healthier and Safer Food into the 21st Century
This web site lists food safety tips from the Environmental Health Services Division of the Centers of Disease Control, including CDCs Food Safety Initiative, Infectious Diseases, and Food Net. It also provides links to the Food and Drug Administration's website on Food Security.
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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.
External link 5 A Day
5 A Day for Better Health is a national program and partnership that seeks to increase the number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables Americans eat to five or more.

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