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Nutrition & Fitness

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MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image — a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. 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. As Americans are experiencing epidemic rates of overweight and obesity, the online resources and tools can empower people to make healthier food choices for themselves, their families, and their children.


Being physically active can improve your health — today, tomorrow, and in the future. However, most people do not do enough physical activity. People of all types, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from being physically active. The more you do, the greater the health benefits and the better you'll feel. The information and tips below can help you learn ways to add physical activity to your life.
Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, in partnership with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, has released the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth.
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits. These guidelines, as well as other health-related information, can be found at Information about physical activity and health is also available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) physical activity page
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