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CAI-8: Nutrition

Here is a list of nutrition resources for Culinary Arts I assignments.

The paleo diet: can it really be good for you? - Telegraph

Reporter analyzes diet after much hesitation...

The Paleo Diet™ - Live Well, Live Longer.

The Paleo Diet is your lifelong plan to optimize health and wellbeing. Join Dr. Loren Cordain, the world's leading expert and founder of the Paleo movement.

Juicing for Health | Liquid Diet | Reboot With Joe

Why Juice? At Reboot, we think the easiest and fastest way to increase your fruit and veggie intake is by consuming fresh fruit and vegetable juices. It's as simple as that. Think about it. Would you be able to eat 8 whole kale leaves, 1 large cucumber, 2 apples, a lemon and a large handful of spinach in one sitting?

Juicing: Healthy detox or diet trap?

(CNN) -- Juicing -- if you believe its avid fans -- is a great way to detox the body, prevent disease and lose weight. There's something appealing about being able to blend up broccoli, kale and cucumbers and mask them with the sweet taste of strawberries.

The Whole30® Program

This is a summary of the official rules of the Whole30® program. For more detailed information, including our step-by-step guide to getting started with the program, click here. Since April 2009, more than one hundred thousand people have successfully completed our Whole30® program with amazing results. Here are the official program "rules."

Why the Whole30 Diet Is Taking Over Instagram

Instagram is on a diet. Food porn has gone paleo. Excuse the "basic" terminology, but as "bikini season" fast approaches the Valencia-filtered bacon-wrapped food pics that once flooded your feed are being swapped out for crisp bird's eye shots of steamed salmon and lettuce wrapped turkey burgers-not a carb in sight.

Diet Plans & Weight Loss Programs | Nutrisystem®

Nutrisystem® is more than a diet plan, our food is designed to help you lose weight, look great, and feel fabulous! Find plans that will work for you!

Nutrisystem Diet Plan Review: Foods, Products, & More

With Nutrisystem, you choose foods you want to eat from a menu, and the food is delivered to your door. But does it work just because it's easy?

Supplements and Herbs for Weight Loss

WebMD discusses the safety and effectiveness of popular supplements and herbs for weight loss.

7 New Weight Loss Supplements With Top Scientific Ratings

With all the new weight loss medications entering the market - and engendering controversy - many people are also looking to supplements to aid weight loss. But a visit to those shelves at your local Whole Foods or other health food store, and you're guaranteed to feel overwhelmed.

Gluten-free diet: What's allowed, what's not - Mayo Clinic

A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease.

Dr. William Davis | Cardiologist & Author of Wheat Belly Books

Dr. William Davis, cardiologist, author of the New York Times Bestselling Wheat Belly Books, and health crusader for the wheat-free, grain-free lifestyle

Website at ChooseMyPlate.gov

Choose My Plate main page

10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

The Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series provides consumers and professionals with high quality, easy-to-follow tips in a convenient, printable format. These are perfect for posting on a refrigerator.

Body Mass Index BMI (BMI) Percentile Calculator for Child and Teen | DNPAO | CDC

This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile on a CDC BMI-for-age growth chart. Use this calculator for children and teens, aged 2 through 19 years old. For adults, 20 years old and older, use the Adult BMI Calculator .

Portion Distortion

To see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago, quiz yourself on Portion Distortion I (2003) and Portion Distortion II (2004). You will also learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today's portions.

Printable Materials and Ordering

Choose My Plate Resources and Printables

Dietary Guidelines Consumer Brochure

Download the brochure for more details. Start by choosing one or more tips to help you... Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods contain the nutrients you need without too many calories.

USDA's MyPlate.gov - Empty Calories - How do I count the empty calories I eat?

Empty calories How do I count the empty calories I eat? The chart provides a quick guide to the number of empty calories in some common foods. It is very easy to exceed your empty calorie allowance, even when making careful food choices. Fats are concentrated sources of calories.

What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

This hearty stew is great for dinner and even better the next day. It uses different ingredients like sweet potatoes and quick cooking oats. Featured in "A Harvest of Recipes with USDA Foods". Adapted from a recipe submitted by Alicson Scott, Chicksaw Nation Get Fresh! Program

MyPlate Kids' Place -- Games

Every kid can have a MyPlate adventure! Make your way through all the food groups with these fun games.