Health Information Center Online
Portal to the many health and wellness sites created by the US government. Get reliable facts and helpful tips about physical fitness, nutrition, preventive screenings and more.
- Weight Management Heath Information from NIDDK
Weight management information in English and Spanish is provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
- Wellness and Lifestyle Topics
Selected by MEDLINEplus.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration from the US Department of Labor offers an overview of ergonomics designed to prevent injuries in the workplace.
The USDA has put together a website that lets you create daily food plans based on calorie level and age. The site also contains a BMI calculator and sample menus and recipes to help you maintain your meal plan.
Nutrition related links provided by the MEDLINEplus.
“Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices.”
- The Nutrition Source
Provided by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health – has a wealth of information on diet and nutrition that is helpful for both health care professionals and the public.
- Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
This site has information on research pertaining to the nutritional needs of the American public. The current editon of the publication, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is also available here.
- USDA FoodData Central
If you are counting calories, fat grams or carbohydrates, this site can help. Enter your food item into the search box and get a very detailed nutritional report.
- The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition
“The President’s Council is a federal advisory committee supported by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion that works to increase sports participation among youth of all backgrounds and abilities and to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all Americans.”
- Sports Fitness and Injuries
Sports related links provided by the MEDLINEplus.
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