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Most people have heard that healthy eating is important. But it can be hard to know what healthy eating means. Our topics can teach you how to eat well, whether your goal is to feel good, manage your weight, or prevent health problems. You will also find plenty of information about nutrition for health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, food allergies, digestive problems, and eating disorders.

To learn more, browse our Healthy Eating topics or start with these:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Healthy Eating for Children
  • Weight Management
  • Health Topics
  • Medical Tests
  • Make a Wise Decision
  • Take Action

Health Topics

  • Added Sugars
  • ADHD: Taking Care of Yourself When Your Child Has ADHD
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Taking Vitamins
  • Alternative Diet Programs
  • Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Maintaining Good Nutrition
  • American Heart Association Healthy Diet Guidelines
  • Anorexia: Learning New Eating Behaviors
  • Anorexia: Learning to Trust Others
  • Antioxidants
  • Avoiding Mercury in Fish
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Boosting Your Metabolism
  • Breast-Feeding: Exercise and Weight Loss
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Carbohydrate Foods
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholesterol and Triglycerides: Eating Fish and Fish Oil
  • Choosing a Vitamin and Mineral Supplement
  • Choosing a Weight-Loss Program
  • Comparing Artificial Sweeteners
  • Counting Carbohydrate Grams or Servings
  • DASH Diet Sample Menu
  • Dawn's Story: From Dieting to Healthy Eating Habits
  • Developing a Plan for Healthy Eating
  • Diabetes in Children: Food Issues at School
  • Diet and Gout
  • Dietary Guidelines for Good Health
  • Dietary Reference Intake
  • Dietary Supplements (Herbal Medicines and Natural Products)
  • Drinking Enough Water
  • Eat a Balanced Diet for Mental Health
  • Eating Disorders: Avoiding Guilt and Self-Blame
  • Eating Disorders: Cultural and Social Factors
  • Eating Disorders: Malnutrition Tests
  • Eating Disorders: Personality Traits That Put You at Risk
  • Eating Journal
  • Eating Out When You Have Diabetes
  • Eating Protein
  • Eating Right When You Have More Than One Health Problem
  • Eating Well During Cancer Treatment
  • Emotional Eating
  • Fasting
  • Fat Replacers in Food
  • Feeding Your Child Using Division of Responsibility
  • Feeding Your Infant
  • Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia: Causes
  • Following a Low-Fiber Diet
  • Food Allergies
  • Gas (Flatus)
  • Gas, Bloating, and Burping
  • Getting Enough Calcium
  • Getting Enough Calcium and Vitamin D
  • Getting Enough Folic Acid
  • Getting Enough Iron
  • Getting Enough Potassium
  • Gluten-Free Diet for Celiac Disease
  • Guide for a Balanced Diet
  • Health Claims on Food Labels
  • Healthy Attitudes Toward Food and Exercise
  • Healthy Eating
  • Healthy Eating and Older Adults
  • Healthy Eating for Children
  • Healthy Eating in Children: Problems Caused by Poor Nutrition
  • Healthy Eating in Children: Things That Influence Food Choices
  • Healthy Eating to Decrease Stress
  • Healthy Eating: Influences on Eating Behavior
  • Healthy Habits for Kids
  • Healthy Habits to Prevent or Reduce Problems From Osteoporosis
  • Heart Failure: Eating a Healthy Diet
  • Heartburn: Changing Your Eating Habits
  • Heart-Healthy Eating
  • Heart-Healthy Eating: Fish
  • Helping the Overweight Child
  • Helping Your Child Build a Healthy Body Image
  • Helping Your Teen Follow a Gluten-Free Diet
  • Hepatitis A and Undercooked Shellfish
  • Hidden Gluten
  • High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips
  • High Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines Based on Heart Attack Risk
  • High Cholesterol: Effect of Food on Cholesterol
  • High Cholesterol: Healthy Food Choices
  • High Cholesterol: How a Dietitian Can Help
  • High-Potassium Foods
  • How to Find Sodium
  • Hunger, Fullness, and Appetite Signals
  • Interactive Tool: How Many Calories Did You Burn?
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Izzy's Story: Living With the DASH Diet
  • Jeremy's Story: Focusing on Eating Habits
  • Joe's Story: Taking Charge With the TLC Plan
  • Lead Poisoning: Nutrition and Food Preparation
  • Loralie's Story: It's Never Too Late
  • Low-Potassium Foods
  • Maggie Morris: Plan Ahead When You Eat Out
  • Maggie: Making Room for Worth-It Foods
  • Maggie's Strategies for Eating Healthy
  • Major Nutrients in Food
  • Mediterranean Diet
  • Ménière's Disease and Sodium
  • Minerals: Their Functions and Sources
  • Modify Recipes for a Heart-Healthy Diet
  • Nonmilk Sources of Calcium
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Nutrition During Pregnancy
  • Nutrition While Breast-Feeding
  • Obesity
  • Organic and Chemical-Free Foods
  • Overweight Child: Evaluating Nutrition and Activity Patterns
  • Overweight Child: Medical Evaluation
  • Parkinson's Disease and Nutrition
  • Picky Eaters: Planning Nutritious Meals
  • PKU Diet
  • Preeclampsia: Expectant Management
  • Pregnancy: Healthy Weight Gain
  • Pregnancy: Vegetarian Diet
  • Preventing Foot Cramps
  • Probiotics
  • Quick Tips: Adding Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet
  • Quick Tips: Avoiding Empty Calories
  • Quick Tips: Cutting Back On Drinking
  • Quick Tips: Cutting Calories
  • Quick Tips: Having Enough Energy to Stay Active
  • Quick Tips: Healthy Eating on a Budget
  • Quick Tips: Making Fast, Healthy Meals
  • Quick Tips: Making Healthy Snacks
  • Quick Tips: Shopping for Organic and Chemical-Free Foods
  • Reading Food Labels When You Have Diabetes
  • Recommended Servings for Adults
  • Salt Substitute Recipe
  • Snack Ideas for Preschoolers
  • Sodium and High Blood Pressure
  • Spinal Cord Injury: Dietary Issues
  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)
  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet for High Cholesterol
  • Tips for Maintaining Weight Loss
  • Tips for Success With the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet
  • TLC Diet Sample Menu
  • Topiramate for Binge Eating Disorder
  • Type 1 Diabetes in Children: Making Mealtime Happier
  • Types of Fats
  • Vegetarian Diets
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Vitamins: Their Functions and Sources
  • Weight Management
  • Women and Coronary Artery Disease

Medical Tests

  • Folic Acid Test
  • Homocysteine
  • Vitamin B12 Test

Make a Wise Decision

  • Obesity: Should I Have Weight-Loss Surgery?
  • Obesity: Should I Use a Diet Plan to Lose Weight?
  • Prediabetes: Which Treatment Should I Use?
  • Weight Management: Should I Use Over-the-Counter Diet Aids?

Take Action

  • Bowel Disease: Changing Your Diet
  • Celiac Disease: Eating a Gluten-Free Diet
  • COPD: Keeping Your Diet Healthy
  • Diabetes in Children: Counting Carbs
  • Diabetes: Counting Carbs if You Don't Use Insulin
  • Diabetes: Counting Carbs if You Use Insulin
  • Diabetes: Eating Low-Glycemic Foods
  • Diabetes: Using a Plate Format to Plan Meals
  • Gestational Diabetes: Counting Carbs
  • Gout: Changing Your Diet
  • Healthy Eating: Changing Your Eating Habits
  • Healthy Eating: Cutting Unhealthy Fats From Your Diet
  • Healthy Eating: Eating Heart-Healthy Foods
  • Healthy Eating: Eating Less Sodium
  • Healthy Eating: Getting Support When Changing Your Eating Habits
  • Healthy Eating: Helping Your Child Learn Healthy Eating Habits
  • Healthy Eating: Making Healthy Choices When You Eat Out
  • Healthy Eating: Making Healthy Choices When You Shop
  • Healthy Eating: Overcoming Barriers to Change
  • Healthy Eating: Recognizing Your Hunger Signals
  • Healthy Eating: Starting a Plan for Change
  • Healthy Eating: Staying With Your Plan
  • Healthy Eating: Taking Calcium and Vitamin D
  • High Blood Pressure: Using the DASH Diet
  • High Cholesterol: Raising Your HDL Level
  • High Cholesterol: Using the TLC Diet
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Controlling Symptoms With Diet
  • Kidney Disease: Changing Your Diet
  • Kidney Stones: Preventing Kidney Stones Through Diet
  • Low-Salt Diets: Eating Out

By: Healthwise Staff Last Revised: April 19, 2012
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

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