From the Academy:
Vitamins and Nutrients
o Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements: Do You Need To Take Them?
o Prebiotics and Probiotics: Creating a Healthier You
o Is Your Body Trying To Tell You Something? Common Nutrient Inadequacies and Deficiencies

Other Resources:
o Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health
o Micronutrients for Health - Linus Pauling Institute

Food Safety
From the Academy:
o 10 Common Food Safety Mistakes
o How To Prevent Cross-contamination
o Food Safety Risks for Pregnant Women and Newborns
o Reducing Food Waste (Infographic)

Other Resources:
o Charts: Food Safety At a GlanceU.S. Department of Health & Human Services
o Check Your Steps - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 
o Food Safety Myths - Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH)
o Foodborne IllnessesWashington State Department of Health (WSDOH)


What is MyPlate?
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image -- a place setting for a meal. The easy-to-understand visual cue helps consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

MyPlate Resources include MyPlate, MyWins, SuperTracker, and What's Cooking—interactive tools that help users personalize their dietary and physical activity goals, and more.

o MyPlate
o MyPlate, MyWins
o SuperTracker
o What's Cooking

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