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Find information about good nutrition; food safety; eating healthy meals on a budget; finding out if you're eligible for food stamps; and being physically active.
The foods you choose to eat everyday affect your overall health. Nutrition experts offer easy-to-read tip sheets to help you eat more whole grains, vegetables, fruit, calcium-rich foods, and lean protein.
Use the SuperTracker to set goals, keep track of what you eat, and get tips to help you make healthier choices.
Each year, about one in six Americans become sick from food poisoning. Although most will recover without any lasting problems, some types of food poisoning can lead to kidney failure, chronic arthritis, brain and nerve damage, and even death.
By following four simple steps, you can help to avoid food poisoning at home:
Food is expensive, but preparing your own meals can be healthier and less expensive than eating out. Get ideas on how to eat healthy meals on a budget, including:
Families with limited resources may qualify for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). This federally funded program shows participants how to make a food budget and select nutritious items. Read more about EFNEP on the USA.gov Blog.
Food stamps are officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This federally funded program helps struggling families to put food on the table.
Use a pre-screening tool to find out if you're eligible for SNAP.
Learn more about how to apply for food stamp benefits.
Federally assisted meal programs, such as the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, provide nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals to eligible children each school day. Learn more about these and other school meal programs.
The Summer Food Service Program helps to fill the nutrition gap for eligible children when school lets out for the summer.
Being physically active can help you to live longer, feel happier, sleep well, and maintain a healthy weight.
For the biggest benefit, include both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities in your exercise routine. Aerobic activities, such as walking and running, exercise your heart. Lifting weights and using exercise bands improve your muscle strength.
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: June 13, 2013