Welcome to FOOD & NUTRITION QUEST
Follow the Links to Discover, Ponder, Plan, Share
America has a wonderful array of high quality nutrition resources and tools for our citizens. Start with this link to access some of the best nutrition content in the world.
Healthy People is a federal program that sets and tracks health standards for Americans. Search for the "Nutrition" goals and see how well we are doing. Check out the "Nutrition Infographics" and watch for the upcoming Healthy People 2030 goals.
Watch a video to learn the top 10 reasons to shop at a farmers market.
Support local farmers at farm stands all over the country. The site link below can find farm stands near your zipcode. Look for signs at grocery stores that post places of food origin. Book a grocery tour with a registered dietitian nutritionist.
This nutrition website can help you learn about the 5 food groups, balancing food groups, and portions. It has recipes and tools to make meal plans and your own cookbook. Tracker tools can log your personal nutrient intake and calorie expenditure. There are tips for food budgeting and food safety, as well as food group quizzes. Check it out!!!
Grow your own herbs to use in cooking. Plant window sill pots or a backdoor garden. Or select one herb to buy at the market every other week. Smell it & think about what food it would nicely season. Complete the seasoning worksheet at the link below to spice up your meals.
Healthy Dining Finder is a website that highlights restaurants that offer set standards of health menu items. Explore the website to help guide your choices the next time you eat out.
Ask your medical team about digital health devices that may be fun and helpful for you. Many can be worn on the wrist or used in the kitchen. The "Digital Health Quest" is available in the Appy Living Store. Check out some options!
There are over 245,000 health apps available for smart devices. Ask your medical team which apps would be helpful for you. "An App A Day" is available in the Appy Living Store. Watch for the "Food & Nutrition App Quest" to become available soon.
Did you know there are over 30 different types of dietitian nutrition specialists??? There are thousands of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) like me in the US and all over the world. The Commission on Dietetic Registration governs professional standards for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Visit their website link below to "Find an Expert" in your zipcode area. EatRight also has many, many excellent articles, videos, and other content for consumers. It is a "must see!"
If you would like to work virtually with an RDN one-on-one, then you might want to check out the GetHealthie online program. Healthie offers private chats, charting, and an app to upload meal photos to share. Their link is below.
Good nutrition is in your hands -- literally. In 2014, health and healthcare costs statistics were gathered for 11 countries. The US ranked last in both categories. Good nutrition's goal is to maximize "health span" for personal & patriotic reasons. Below is the data study link. Find the USA ranking. We have a lot of work to do to keep America strong. We need everyone to pitch in.
Since 1990, Health and Human Services has revised the US Dietary Guidelines every 5 years. Read the 2015-2020 version at the link below to learn the latest scientific eating pattern advice.
If you are looking to read thoughtful food and nutrition blogs, you will love the "Nutrition Blog Network." It is a collection of blogs written by registered dietitian nutritionists on a variety of related topics. Just click the link below to connect.
HealthMap uses crowd source information to identify infectious diseases and epidemics all over the world. Watch their introductory video via the link below. Then download their app or visit their website www.HealthMap.org for more information, and links to their media and scientific articles. Look for their articles related to food and nutrition.
Appy Living is contributing by making specialized food, nutrition and health Quests that guide consumers to credible nutrition and health sources on the web and in digital media. Quests on obesity, digital health, cooking, and for seniors are available in the "Appy Living Store." Bookmark this site and watch for new quests.