Healthy Eating Resources

Below is a list of resources available to you for information about healthy eating, portion sizes, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and more. You can also find healthy eating related events in our calendar and Kent County specific resources here. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more nutrition tips and use our hashtag #EatHealthyGR

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids created the Text4Health campaign with the goal of getting people to eat more fruits and veggies, and increase their physical activity. Sign up to have health tips sent to your phone.

To sign up for Text4Health, text “fruits” to 99000 for weekly messages in English, or “frutas” to 99000 for weekly messages in Spanish.

Websites

ChooseMyPlate.gov
MyPlate is the current nutrition guide published by the USDA. It provides nutrition education about the six food groups and how much to eat of each. Also includes online tools such as SuperTracker (tracking diet), a BMI calculator, recipes, charts and more.

EatRight and EatRightPRO
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website that offers healthy living advice, tips, and tricks for all ages.


Food & Nutrition
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics magazine website containing the latest nutrition news, recipes, and expert opinions from registered dieticians.


Oldways: Health through Heritage
Non-profit food and nutrition education organization, with the mission to guide people to good health through cultural food traditions.


USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Nutrition assistance tools, tools for healthier lifestyles, as well as nutrition education.


Tools


MyPlate SuperTracker
The SuperTracker was made to help you plan and track your diet and physical activity. It helps you set goals, journal your progress, and provide online coaching and food dictionary. You can also use it with a group of friends, coworkers, or whoever else wants to join you!


Million Hearts Easy Meal Plan
Million Hearts offers a calorie-controlled, 28-day heart healthy meal plan. The Easy Meal Plan is based on your weight and weight loss goals, and provides four weeks of nutritionally balanced meals, delicious recipes, shopping lists, and customized calorie intake.

HealthWatch 360
HealthWatch 360 offers a variety of tools. You can use this to keep a food and fitness log, track your health conditions, and check out new health trends.

Text4Health
The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids created the Text4Health campaign with the goal of getting people to eat more fruits and veggies, and increase their physical activity. Sign up to have health tips sent to your phone.


Smokefree.gov HealthyYouTXT
Texting program developed by smokfree.gov designed to send healthy living tips, advice, and support to your phone.

Check out our blog to find more healthy living tools and apps.

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