Adult Nutrition

General Information



Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 document cover Explore Dietary Guidelines for Americans

U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Health and Human Services.


Choose MyPlate icon. Learn About a Healthy Diet with MyPlate

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPlate materials are also available in Spanish.


Promote MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Get notified when new materials are available and find out how to be listed as a "partner" on the MyPlate Web page.


Access MyPlate Information for Health Care Professionals

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


Read the US Healthy People 2020 Nutrition and Weight Status Objectives

United States Department of Health and Human Services.


Statistics


Find the Data on What Americans Eat

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Tables include total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol intakes and summarize trends over time.


Learn About the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The BRFSS collects information about U.S. residents regarding health-related risk behaviors.


What do Americans eat?

USDA. ARS. Food Surveys Research Group.

Learn about What We Eat In America, a source of data on food and nutrient intake of Americans.


Online Calculators, Games & Tutorials


Track Your Nutrition and Physical Activity with MyPlate SuperTracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

The SuperTracker includes a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan, a food database, weight management tips, a personal goals section, and individualized reports.


Get a Personalized Daily Food Plan with MyPlate

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


Calculate Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) Using this Interactive Tool

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Health care professionals can use this tool to calculate individuals' daily nutrient recommendations, including energy, macronutrients, and micronutrients.


Estimate Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. National Cholesterol Education Program.