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Sea Salt vs. Table Salt

American Heart Association

Sea salt has boomed in popularity in restaurants and supermarket aisles. Some chefs prefer it over table salt for its coarse, crunchy texture and stronger flavor.

5 Easy Ways to Find Healthier Options at the Grocery Store

American Heart Association

Want to make smart food choices but confused by all the health claims, messages and logos on foods? Use these tips to avoid the brain strain.

Eating Seasonally and Locally in the Winter

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Knowing the availability, varieties and culinary uses of winter vegetables and fruit makes it easier to purchase locally and helps support the local economy, our health and the planet.

Plant-based Diet

Amber E. Denmon, MS, RDN, LDN

A plant-based diet consists of mainly whole, plant-based foods like whole grains, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts.

Intuitive Eating: Hungry for Internal Awareness

Greta Mellinger

Discover the 10 principles of intuitive eating and the health benefits associated with this weight-neutral approach to health.

Fat Facts, The Right Amount For A Healthy Diet

Anna Schweichler, MS, RD, LDN

This fact sheet tells you what you need to know about saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats, including food sources, recommended daily intake, dietary changes.

Ensuring Bone Health for Men

Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

Strong bones are just as important for men as women. Your body needs calcium, vitamin D, other important nutrients and regular weight-bearing physical activity to make and keep bones strong and hard.

Cooking with Kids; a Gift for All

Jennifer Onopa, MS, RDN LDN

Cooking with your children can be a useful tool to teach them about healthy eating and important life skills while spending quality time as a family.

Start Simple with MyPlate Tip Sheet

MyPlate

Raise Healthy Eaters in the New Year

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

Ring in a healthy new year by teaching kids the importance of food, nutrition and eating skills: food to fuel busy, successful lives; nutrition to nourish strong bodies and smart brains; and eating skills to enjoy the social aspect of meals with family and friends.

Meal Planning: Benefits & How To's of Family Dinners

American Heart Association

These days, we eat more food away from home compared to generations before us, which is unfortunate because there are many benefits of family mealtime.

5 Reasons to Eat More Color

American Heart Association

Turns out mom was right. We need to eat our fruits and vegetables. But why are these colorful, nutritious and delicious foods so important?

How TV Can Influence What Your Child Eats

Sarah Klemm, RDN, CD, LDN

TV time can take a toll on your child's nutrition. Why? Many kids spend a fair amount of time in front of the television and research shows they are easily swayed to choose the foods they see advertised.

Building a Healthy Vegetarian Meal Myths and Facts

Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD

Vegetarian meals are gaining in popularity — even among regular meat-eaters. As more and more individuals reduce their meat intake, one essential question remains: Are vegetarian and vegan diets healthy?

Make 2020 the Year of Less Sugar

Tara Parker-Pope

One of the best things you can do for your health is to cut back on foods with added sugar. Our 7-Day Sugar Challenge will show you how.

Healthy Meals & Snacks for Teens

NIDDKD

Eat healthy to look and feel better!

MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Hacking Your Snacks

MyPlate

Snacks can Provide Healthy Nutritional Benefits

Mandel Smith, MS, RD, LDN

Snacks are often viewed negatively because they can provide extra calories to a diet. However, when planned correctly, snacks can have positive nutritional benefits.

Make a Healthy Meal Bowl

Mandel Smith, MS, RD, LDN

Meal bowls, power bowls, grain bowls are descriptions of a complete meal in a bowl. This easy meal option is becoming popular. Learn to make a healthy version at home with foods on hand.

The Health Benefits of Tea

Barbara Gordon, RDN, LD

Nearly half the US population enjoys a tea beverage every day. The most common types of caffeinated teas are black, green and oolong and the popularity of each type varies geographically.

Changing Your Habits for Better Health

NIDDKD

Old habits die hard. Changing your habits is a process that involves several stages. Sometimes it takes a while before changes become new habits. And, you may face roadblocks along the way.

Plate power

Harvard T.H. Chan

10 tips for healthy eating

10 Tips: Add More Vegetables to Your Day

MyPlate

How to Eat Healthy without “Dieting”

American Heart Association

Eating healthy can be easy, affordable and delicious. It’s all about making smart choices to build an overall healthy dietary pattern.

25 Simple Tips to Make Your Diet Healthier

Adda Bjarnadottir, MS, LN

A healthy diet has been scientifically proven to provide numerous health benefits, such as reducing your risk of several chronic diseases and keeping your body healthy. However, making major changes to your diet can sometimes seem very overwhelming.

The DASH Eating Plan as Part of a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Nancy Routch, RD, LDN

This fact sheet discusses the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan—a flexible, heart-healthy way to help you reduce your blood pressure and risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Healthy Weight

CDC

Losing weight is about more than willpower. These tips can help:

How Healthy is the Keto Diet?

Cynthia Javor

The Keto diet limits many of the important foods like carbohydrates, that the body needs to maintain the important balance of nutrients. While you may lose weight, at what cost is it to your health?

Fresh, Canned or Frozen: Get the Most from Your Fruits and Vegetables

Esther Ellis, MS, RDN, LDN

When it comes to buying fruits and vegetables, many factors play a role in which types consumers choose, including nutritional value.

How We Eat 2020: Our cooks’ tips for healthier eating in the new year

Ben Mins, and Genevieve Ko

What “healthy” means to each of us is very different — and is what we often discuss when developing recipes for, or talking about, eating to feel good.