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Tools that you can use Use the resources listed on this page to help you better understand your own health and how to live a healthier life! In addition, visit the websites of the three agencies that provide these tools for you!


USDA Nutrient Database
Use this tool provided by the USDA Research Service to determine what nutrients are in your food!

International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements
Want to learn more about the dietary supplements you are using? Then check out this resource that will help you determine if any scientific fact supports their use! From the National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements, USDA Agricultural Research Service and the National Agricultural Library.


Super Tracker Track your food intake and physicaly activity with these handy tools from the USDA's MyPlate. If you are new to the site you will have to create a profile. The account helps you keep track of information over time!



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Adult BMI Calculator Identify what your Body Mass Index (BMI) is using this handy BMI calculator from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Keep in mind that the BMI does not take into consideration body composition.

Child and Teen BMI Calculator Use this calculator from the CDC to determine the BMI of children and teens.






Cookbooks. Check out these great cookbooks from the Network for a Healthy California (funded by the USDA). They have a lot of tasty recipes that are healthy for you. They also include tips and suggestions on how to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Try out a new recipe each day!

~Everday Healthy Meals (PDF)
~Healthy Latino Recipes made with Love (PDF)
~Soulful Recipes (PDF)
~Healthy Chinese Cuisine (PDF)
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader you can download it for free at www.adobe.com!

Healthy Recipe Finder Use this database from the USDA to find recipes that are quick and easy to make and inexpensive! There are over 100 nutritious recipes costing less than 25 cents per servingin this Recipe Finder database.

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