Nutrition

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Patient Resources

General Nutrition Information:

Atrius Health blog - read about health and nutrition topics from our Registered Dietitians and Atrius Health clinicians.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - as the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, AND is your source for trustworthy, science-based food and nutrition information.

MyPlate - the USDA's food guidance icon is an easy-to-understand visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits, by encouraging them to build a healthy plate.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest - publishes the award-winning Nutrition Action Newsletter.  They seek to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry's powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.

Nutrition Information for Specific Medical Conditions:

The American Heart Association - works to reduce heart disease by promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle.  Their site provides information on heart disease, as well as recipes, shopping and cooking tips to help individuals make smart choices for long-term heart health.

The American Diabetes Association - provides information and education about living with and managing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as Gestational diabetes.

The American Institute for Cancer Research - funds cancer research, and provides tools and information to help people prevent and survive cancer.  Sign up for free emails and healthy recipes from their test kitchen.

Food and Nutrient Analysis:

The following sites provide tools to analyze your diet and track your calories:

Recipes and Meal Planning Tools:

Eating Well - healthy recipes, menus, and meal planning information

Cooking Light - browse recipes, and view healthy cooking videos

Delicious Decisions Recipes - heart-healthy recipes and cookbooks from the American Heart Association

My Food Advisor: Recipes for Healthy Living - information on healthy foods, recipes and meal planning for individuals with diabetes or prediabetes from the American Diabetes Association.  Also includes tips to adjust calories and carbohydrates in your meal plan, and videos that demonstrate how to prepare many of their recipes.

Health Monitor.com - provides useful information on living with and managing numerous health conditions.  

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