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Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. Choose My Plate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.HealthyPeople.gove

Healthy People 2020 / HealthyPeople.gov

Healthy People 2020 includes over 1,200 objectives to monitor and improve the health of all Americans over the decade. The objectives are organized into 42 Topic Areas, each representing an important public health area.

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities. 

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. We believe America can become a nation where getting healthy, staying healthy, and making sure our children grow up healthy are top priorities. We have a vision of an America where we all strive together to build a national Culture of Health that enables all in our diverse society to lead healthy lives, now and for generations to come.

Cornell NutritionWorks

From Cornell University's Division of Nutritional Science, NutrionWorks helps you to stay up to date on nutrition topics, interact directly with Cornell experts, communicate with other practitioners, and earn continuing education credit, instantly online. 

Healthy Food Access Portal

The Healthy Food Access Portal harnesses a vast array of data and information to support the successful planning and implementation of policies, programs, and projects to improve access to healthy foods in low-income and communities of color. The Portal is designed to help people access resources related to healthy food access policy efforts, funding opportunities, and successful retail strategies.  Our three organizations selected resources and created content that would appeal to users from diverse backgrounds – community leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials, public health advocates, and economic development practitioners. In so doing, we aim to build and strengthen a community of learning and practice.

Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy

Our Mission is to promote solutions to childhood obesity, poor diet, and weight bias through research and policy. 

Other Federal Websites with a Health and Wellness Focus


Foodsafety.gov is the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies. The site provides the latest information on food safety, recalls, and food poisoning.


Nutrition.gov is a government-sponsored website that offers credible information to help make healthful eating choices. Nutrition.gov serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers. The site is updated regularly by a staff of Registered Dietitians at the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Nutrition.gov receives website content guidance from a working group that consists of food and nutrition scientific experts within United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Nutrition.gov is funded by the Research, Education and Economics (REE) mission area of the USDA.


When making decisions about your health, it’s important to know where to go to get the latest, most reliable information. healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.


National Institutes of Health's Web site provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in understandable language. Offers reliable, up-to-date health information and research for free.