Be an Active Family
Being active as a family can benefit everyone. Adults need 2½ hours a week of physical activity, and children need 60 minutes a day. Check out these tips to add more activity to your family’s busy schedule.
How Many Calories does Physical Activity Burn?
Want to know how many calories you burn when you're active? Click here to learn more!
Cooking Matters Recipe App
Install a new free app with over 100 budget-friendly, nutritious, and delicious recipes for busy families!
Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes
Browse four different downloadable heart healthy cookbooks from the National Institutes of Health.
2018 Winter Olympics Passport Activity
Prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games just like an Olympic athlete. Create your travel passport to PyeongChang, South Korea, pick your events, and practice for the big day. You’ve only got a few weeks! The Olympic Games start February 9th and are followed by the Paralympic Games on March 9th. Winning an Olympic Gold Metal is within reach, and a white tiger named Soohorang, the 2018 Olympic Mascot, will be cheering for you!
Heart Healthy Home Cooking, African American Style
Try traditional recipes with a heart healthy twist!
Portion Size Matters
Why does it matter that portion sizes are larger than they were 20 years ago? Find out here!
Portion Distortion Quiz
You will be surprised by how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago! You'll also learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by these larger portions.
MyPlate MyWins Tipsheet
This is an easy reference to help you develop your own healthy eating style, using MyPlate building blocks.
Balance Calories Posters
Download and print these three posters to encourage healthy meal habits, including portion control, in your community.
School snacks just got healthier!
This info graphic shows how school snack choices have fewer "empty" calories than in the past.
Cut Down on Saturated Fats
Limiting saturated fats is important for your health — and it doesn’t mean you have to cut down on flavor. Learn how to swap out saturated fats for healthier options.
Cut Down on Added Sugars
Learn how to limit calories from added sugars—and still enjoy the foods and drinks that you love. This handout will show you how.
Shift to Healthier Food and Beverage Choices
Are you looking for easy ways to start eating healthier? Try these small changes that lead to big wins for you and your family!
How to Build a Healthy Eating Pattern
Follow these tips — based on the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans — for making choices that can help you reach or keep a healthy body weight, get the nutrients you need, and lower your risk of health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancers.
Quick Juice Tip
Depending on age, children can drink ½ to 1 cup, and adults can drink up to 1 cup of 100% fruit or vegetable juice each day.
Make Celebrations Fun, Healthy & Active
Eating healthy and being physically active can be a fun part of parties and events. Great gatherings are easy to do when tasty, healthy foods from all the food groups are offered in a fun, active environment.
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York School Wellness and CATCH Video
Watch how two local schools are taking a coordinated approach to child health!
Build Healthy Mealtime Habits
10 simple tips you can try today to make mealtime healthy & enjoyable.
Snacks that Count Cookbook
With over 30 fun, healthy and delicious snack recipes with names like Octopus Bubbles and Cheesy Critters, you are sure to find several winners with your kids!
How You Can Support Smart Snacks in School
Learn how to support healthy snacks in your child's school.
What Do You Drink? It Makes More Difference Than You Think!
This brochure gives you easy tips for reducing calories in your diet, by rethinking what you drink.
Want to learn how the calories from your sugar sweetened beverages add up over time? Find out with this sugar calculator!
Better Beverage Choices
What you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and offer little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories.
Did you know that food portions have increased over the years? Find out how many calories are in these larger portions, and how much activity you'd need to do to work off those excess calories!
Blast Off Game
Stock your rocket ship with all the food and physical activity you need for a successful trip to outer space!
Build a Healthy Meal (Spanish)
Piense en cómo ajustar las porciones en su plato para obtener más nutrientes sin incrementar las calorías.
Choose My Plate (Spanish)
Use las ideas de ésta lista para balancear las calorías, elegir los alimentos que le conviene comer con mayor frecuencia y reducir la cantidad de alimentos que le conviene comer con menos frecuencia!
Choose My Plate (English)
Check out these great ideas to balance your calories, to choose foods to eat more often, and to cut back on foods to eat less often!
Let's Move Active Schools
Active kids do better in school. But how do we ensure that kids get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day? Make 60 minutes of physical activity a day the norm in K-12 schools. Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources and tools to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an Active School environment.
Keep Your Heart Healthy!
Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
Preschooler Growth Charts
Put your toddler's length and weight into this calculator, and see how your child is growing!
Body Mass Index Calculator for Youth and Adults
Use this tool to track your child's growth, and to calculate your own body mass index (BMI). A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. To determine if a high BMI is a health risk, a healthcare provider would need to perform further assessments. These assessments might include evaluations of diet, physical activity, family history, and other screening tests.
Build a Healthy Plate With Vegetables - for CACFP providers
Here are some great ways to offer vegetables at meals and snacks in child care settings such as schools and Head Start.
Build a Healthy Plate With Fruits, for CACFP Providers
Here are some great ways to offer fruit at meals and snacks in child care settings such as schools and Head Start.
Altering Recipes for Better Health
Try these suggestions for modifying recipes to make them healthier.
Body Mass Index-BMI Calculator
Body Mass Index (BMI) can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to potential health problems.
Best Bones Forever for Girls
This website has lots of fun stuff to show you how to build strong bones!