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Healthy Morgan: Food and Eating

A guide to resources for healthy living and study for the Morgan Community

Food and Nutrition Information

FoodData Central

The USDA's database of food ingredients. Search for ingredients and food products by Brand, Manufacturer, and more.  Find more information about oof composition from the Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Find International food information HERE.

Eating

MyPlate.gov

Use MyPlate to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:

  • Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
  • Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
  • Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
  • Support healthy eating for everyone.

Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health. 

Click HERE for a complete list of MyPlate resources

Dietary Reference Intakes

This tool will calculate daily nutrient recommendations based on the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) established by the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The data represents the most current scientific knowledge on nutrient needs however individual requirements may be higher or lower than DRI recommendations.

By entering height, weight, age, and activity level, you will generate a report of; Body Mass Index, estimated daily calorie needs in addition to the recommended intakes of macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals based on DRI data.

Healthy Eating Calculator (Baylor College of Medicine) [For younger students]

Find out how many calories to eat each day and how much of the different food groups are needed to provide those calories for a healthy diet for ages 2 to 20 years.

The pie chart will be filled out based on your information with the details about:

  • Food group servings
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Calories
  • Activity

 

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