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A Healthier You

A Healthier You

This one-stop, easy-to-use resource brings together nutrition science and expertise to help Americans make smart choices from every food group, find balance between food and physical activity, and get the most out of the calories we consume.

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To purchase printed copies of this 325 page book with four color illustrations and tables (Stock Number 017-001-00555-0), call the U.S. Government Printing Office toll-free at (866) 512-1800, or order online at http://bookstore.gpo.gov/collections/healthier_you.jsp. Also, check your local bookstore or university library for availability.


Acknowledgments [PDF - 106 KB]

Foreword by First Lady Laura Bush [PDF - 203 KB]

Foreword by Surgeon General, Dr. Richard H. Carmona [PDF - 152 KB]

U.S. Government Official Edition Notice [PDF - 174 KB]

 

PART I - Why Healthy Habits Matter - It's About You. For You

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CHAPTER 1.

Feel Better. Stay Healthy [PDF - 131 KB]

CHAPTER 2.

Much More Than a Diet [PDF - 94 KB]

CHAPTER 3.

Being Healthy Matters to You [PDF - 115 KB]

 

PART II - Good Health Grounded in Science

CHAPTER 4.

Where to Start [PDF - 314 KB]

CHAPTER 5.

A Calorie Is a Calorie, or Is It? [PDF - 192 KB]

CHAPTER 6.

Calories + Nutrients = Food [PDF - 111 KB]

CHAPTER 7.

Breaking It Down [PDF - 412 KB]

CHAPTER 8.

Fats, Added Sugars, and Salt [PDF - 242 KB]

CHAPTER 9.

The Balancing Act: Food and Physical Activity [PDF - 190 KB]

CHAPTER 10.

Making Physical Activity Part of a Healthier You [PDF - 145 KB]

CHAPTER 11.

Healthier Older Adults [PDF - 195 KB]

CHAPTER 12.

Healthier Children [PDF - 165 KB]

 

PART III - Making a Healthier You Happen — Worksheets

My Personal Profile [PDF - 131 KB]

My Healthy Eating Plan Using the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Eating Plan [PDF - 137 KB]

One Week With the DASH Eating Plan [PDF - 174 KB]

My Shopping List [PDF - 128 KB]

Tips for Healthy Substitutes [PDF - 150 KB]

Tips for Using the Food Label [PDF - 239 KB]

My Physical Activity Tracker [PDF - 134 KB]

 

PART IV - Recipes and Resources

Introduction [PDF - 48 KB]

Recipes [PDF - 95 KB]

Web Sites [PDF - 481 KB]

My Money-Saving Tips [PDF - 66 KB]

Tips for Using Herbs and Spices (Instead of Salt) [PDF - 73 KB]

Play It Safe With Food [PDF - 113 KB]

 

PART V - Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005

Executive Summary [PDF - 88 KB]

Background and Purpose of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans [PDF - 353 KB]

Adequate Nutrients Within Calorie Needs [PDF - 572 KB]

Weight Management [PDF - 572 KB]

Physical Activity [PDF - 507 KB]

Food Groups to Encourage [PDF - 405 KB]

Fats [PDF - 428 KB]

Carbohydrates [PDF - 343 KB]

Sodium and Potassium [PDF - 395 KB]

Alcoholic Beverages [PDF - 858 KB]

Food Safety [PDF - 393 KB]

 

APPENDIXES

Appendix A Eating Patterns [PDF - 125 KB]

 

Appendix B Food Sources of Selected Nutrients [PDF - 188 KB]

 

Appendix C Glossary of Terms [PDF - 74 KB]

 

Appendix D Acronyms [PDF - 50 KB]



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