Tools and Resources to Make Healthy Food Easier
You don’t need a PhD in Nutrition to eat healthy. Just lean on the experts. Explore these online resources for meal planning, nutrition, and healthy grocery lists.
Healthy Meal Guidelines
- ChooseMyPlate. The USDA’s ChooseMyPlate is a great place to start thinking about the meals you make and the servings you eat.
- Meal Planning Apps. While not all are free, many offer a free trial so you can see how well they fit your lifestyle. Try CookSmarts, Plan to Eat, Yummly, Pepper Plate, or Mealboard for starters. And remember to select settings for healthy meals.
- Need help planning? Speak with a Registered Dietitian for a nutrition consult, nutrition workshops or group nutrition sessions.
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Published every five years for health professionals, this is the most up-to-date body of nutrition science.
- Smart Nutrition 101. From Nutrition.gov, a great online resource for healthy eating, meal planning, recommended daily allowances, and more.
- Nutrition Tracking Apps. Some are free, others offer free trials. Try MyFitnessPal, SparkPeople, LifeSum, or MakeMyPlate.