Health Resources

Nutrition and Eating Smart:

• Meals Matter - provides a range of features to make planning healthy meals easier, such as nutrition articles, recipes, personalized cookbooks and shopping lists. www.mealsmatter.org

• US Department of Agriculture - offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help plan and assess food choices, and advice to help you find balance between food and physical activity. www.choosemyplate.gov

• American Dietetic Association - get timely, science-based food and nutrition information you can trust. www.eatright.org


Healthy Lifestyles:

  • Everyday Choices - Promotes eating right, getting active, not smoking, seeing your doctor (screenings) and living. Supported by American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. www.everydaychoices.org

  • Center for Disease Control – information on healthy living for students, professionals and businesses. www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/index.html

  • Make Healthy Choices Easy –is a group of community partners collaborating to support healthy food and beverage choices and encourage physical activity among children and family. www.makehealthychoices.org

  • mapmywalk.com

  • mapmyrun.com

 

Weight Management: 

• Aim for a Healthy Weight - provides description of body mass index, waist circumference, and disease risk. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

• Information on Obesity - Explore information about obesity on the National Institute of Health's web site.  http://health.nih.gov/topic/obesity

Free Fitness and Calorie Tracking sites and Apps

www.sportypal.com

www.fitday.com/

www.myfitnesspal.com/

www.loseit.com

www.fatsecret.com

www.everydayhealth.com/my-calorie-counter-2.aspx

www.caloriecount.about.com/

www.onlinefitnesslog.com/

www.fitwatch.com/diary/activitydiary.html

www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/

www.fitclick.com/


Emotional Wellbeing:

• Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration - Resources to promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental illness, substance abuse and suicide. http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention 


Tobacco Cessation:

• SmokeFree - Step by Step Guide to quit smoking.  www.smokefree.gov 

• American Lung Association - Information about smoking and how to quit.  http://www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking/


Other:

• Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene - Find out what services are offered by the State and get the latest information on "Hot Topics”.  http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/

• National Cancer Institute - Prevention, Genetics and Causes for Cancer in general and for specific cancer types. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/prevention-genetics-causes

• Medline Plus - A service of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health providing trusted information on health topics, drugs and supplements. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/