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Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.

The Impact of Nutrition on Your Health

       Unhealthy eating habits have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States: about one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. 


Even for people at a healthy weight, a poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and even death. These include heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer.


By making smart food choices, you can help protect yourself from these health problems.

The risk factors for adult chronic diseases, like hypertension and type 2 diabetes, are increasingly seen in younger ages, often a result of unhealthy eating habits and increased weight gain.


Dietary habits established in childhood often carry into adulthood, so teaching children how to eat healthy at a young age will help them stay healthy throughout their life.

The link between good nutrition and healthy weight, reduced chronic disease risk, and overall health is too important to ignore. By taking steps to eat healthy, you'll be on your way to getting the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, active, and strong. As with physical activity, making small changes in your diet can go a long way, and it's easier than you think!

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Create a healthy eating plan

A healthy eating plan will help you control your blood sugar. Here is help getting started.

On the Scales

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The 8 Best diets for weight loss

Preparing Food

Healthy eating tips

Giving your body the right nutrients and maintaining a healthy weight can help you stay active and independent.

Diabetes Self Management Program

Type 2 Diabetes 

Type 2 Diabetes Diet definition and facts 

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Higher protein

meal plan

Effect of a hypocaloric, nutritionally complete, higher-protein meal plan on bone density and quality in older adults with obesity: a randomized trial

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16 Best foods to control Diabetes

It is also important to eat foods that help prevent diabetes complications like heart disease

Diet Plan

5 Best Foods

5 Best Foods for Weight Loss

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Kidney Disease

Renal Diet Basics

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Renal Diets

Renal Diets for Vegetarians

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What is your Nutritional IQ?

How much do you really know

about food and nutrition? 

Take this quiz and find out! 

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