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One of the best resources for a personal plan on learning about eating well and lifestyle change is a registered dietitian, but there are general reliable resources available to you via the internet. Below are the most widely referenced by healthcare professionals:
  1. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The ADA provides evidenced-based nutrition information to the public.
  2. The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) represents the acceptable quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes for healthy individuals in the United States and Canada.  
  3. The2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans summarizes current recommendations for healthy individuals over the age of two regarding nutrition and lifestyle. These guidelines are also geared toward helping people reduce the risk of many diseases where there is a relationship with diet and lifestyle choices. Healthy People 2010  provide the new framework for our national health objectives.
  4. MyPlate In June 2011, MyPlate replaced MyPyramid as the government's primary food group symbol. MyPlate is an easy-to-understand visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits by encouraging them to build a healthy plate, consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  5. Food labels are another tool intended to assist you with selecting healthy foods. In addition to the informative Nutrition Facts panel on the food package, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows and regulates labeling claims that provide accurate information on each item. Reading food labels is important way to get nutrition facts so you can make smart food choices.
  6. The American Heart Association provides education on healthy lifestyle for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
  7. The American Diabetes Association provides information and education for those living with diabetes.