Nutrition Basics

Eating Healthy

Trying to eat healthy and know what is healthy to eat can be a problem for some people. Here are some places you can go to help you find the balance of eating healthy and eating what you like.

Calorie calculator

This tool shows you how many calories you should intake in a day to keep your current weight. The calculation is based on age, height, weight, gender, and activity level. The second tool shows how many calories one should eat if they want to lose weight.

Calorie Counter-

Weight loss Calorie Counter-


MyPlate is the latest version of the food pyramid. MyPlate focus on what your meals should comprise of like vegetables and fruits, grains, protein, and dairy. The website has resources that offer information about the food groups, healthy eating tips, weight loss information, and tools to analyze your diet and create a personalized eating plan.

There are other MyPlates type diet guides out there like the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is base on traditions of Crete, Greece, and southern Italy around 1960.

Food Labels

Food labels can be very misleading and hard to read. The labels list the detail information about the food's nutrient content. The label list the serving size, amount of fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, sodium, and cholesterol. Knowing how to read food labels can be beneficial if one has a health condition, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, in which something might need to be limited. This website teaches you how to read and understand food labels.