Why is nutrition important?

A healthy eating plan incorporates healthy foods from a wide variety of food groups. One of the basic causes of chronic disease is poor nutrition.

Your immune system can be damaged by what you choose to eat, and though it would be convenient if we could get all our necessary nutrients in the form of supplements and continue to eat the way we always have, nature does a much better job of combining what is necessary for the body to properly absorb and utilize the nutrients in the food we eat.

Healthy Meeting Policies

A document provided by the School of Public Health on Guidelines for Offering Healthy Foods at Meeting, Seminars and Catered Events. Click here to download these Guidelines

Nutrition Tracking Tools

SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. You can look up individual foods to see or compare their nutritional value, find recommendations for what and how much you should eat, compare your food choices to these recommendations and to your nutrient needs, and assess personal physical activities and identify ways to improve. Find recommendations for what and how much you should eat. www.supertracker.usda.gov

Heart360® is a convenient and secure location for you to track and manage your heart health. Record your health data with online trackers, access additional information and resources on how to be heart healthy, and even share your results with your provider. www.heart360.org

FitDay is a free online journal for tracking diet and weight loss progress. www.fitday.com

MyPlate is customized food diary that’s all about you and helps track your calories. www.livestrong.com/myplate/