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Eating Well

Woman in kitchen cooking healthy mealEvery person’s body is different! With that in mind, each person’s body requires different amounts of fruits and vegetables.  Compared to people who eat only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts—as part of a healthy diet—are less likely to develop chronic diseases. Chronic diseases include stroke, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer and heart disease (CDC).  To find out more about eating well and eating for your body, visit the resources below.


WebMD Healthy Eating

CDC’s Guide to Fruits and Veggies

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents this website as a guide to eating fruits and veggies.  The CDC knows each person has unique nutrition needs. On their site you can calculate how many fruits and vegetables you need based off your age, sex and level of physical activity. It is also a tool to find great recipes, helpful budget tips for buying food and information on the fruit or vegetable of the month (CDC’s fruit and veggie calendar).
  • Fruits and Veggies Matter

Department of Agriculture’s Guide to Farmer’s Markets

  • Farmers’ markets are a great source to buy fresh and local produce.  Locate your local farmers’ markets through the Department of Agriculture’s online guide!
  • Information on Farmers’ Markets

Choose MyPlate

  • provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

Be Active Your Way: A Fact Sheet for Adults

  • This fact sheet for adults, produced by the US Dept of Health and Human Services, helps people identify what style and how much physical activity they need.  The site gives helpful information about what types of exercises meet national physical activity guidelines.
  • Fact Sheet

  • This site provides online access to government information on food, health  and nutrition for consumers.  The main page includes recent publications on food and health related news in the United States.