Healthful eating and activity tips for adults are only a click away.
By Jill Wendholt Silva
The Kansas City Star
www.eatright.org - The American Dietetic Association offers healthful eating tips, articles and referrals to a dietitian in your area. The ADA also keeps its journal articles in an online archive.
www.cnpp.usda.gov - The USDA's Healthy Eating Index allows you to key in what you eat in a day for up to 20 days. The site also lists the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2000 and offers recipes and tips for healthy, thrifty meals.
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/Fpyr/pyramid.html - The USDA Food Guide Pyramids are available in downloadable form. Print one out and tack it up on the refrigerator for future reference.
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/trend/index.htm - Data, statistics, publications and programs are available on the Centers for Disease Control sites. The Nutrition and Physical activity pages offer a primer on how to get started on physical activity, an important component of a healthy diet.
www.5aday.org - A color wheel shows how certain phytochemicals fight cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging by consuming more fruits and vegetables. Recipes and tips are included.