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Toolkit for Health Professionals

Toolkit for Health Professionals

The following resources may assist health education experts, such as doctors and nutritionists, in offering the latest science-based nutrition and physical activity recommendations to the public.

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Background and Research

Frequently Asked Questions  [PDF - 46 KB]



New Food Guidance System - MyPyramid (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  • Education Framework [PDF - 132 KB]
  • Getting Started [PDF - 322 KB]
  • Anatomy of MyPyramid [PDF - 280 KB]
  • Sample Menu at 2000 calories [PDF - 74 KB]

Food Label


Reproducible Worksheets (available in PDF formats)
  • My Healthy Eating Plan Using the DASH Eating Plan [PDF - 30 KB]
  • My Personal Profile [PDF - 25 KB]
  • My Physical Activity Tracker [PDF - 35 KB]
  • Tips for Using the Food Label [PDF - 116 KB]
  • My Shopping List [PDF - 75 KB]
  • Tips for Healthy Substitutes [PDF - 52 KB]
  • My Money-Saving Tips [PDF - 28 KB]
  • Tips for Using Herbs and Spices (Instead of Salt) [PDF - 27 KB]
  • Web Sites [PDF - 2.49 MB]

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