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Nutrition

  • EatWellBeWell.org
    The Arizona Nutrition Network's website, which focuses on nutrition to get kids involved and get them eating better. There are recipes, games, and videos to help find new ways to eat fruits and veggies, whole grains, and more!
  • Plant Your Own
    Find out all you need to know about growing your own vegetables, including a planting calendar designed specifically for Maricopa County, that provides specific timelines (1st and 15th of each month).
  • EatRight.org
    Get information on healthy eating, nutrition, disease management and prevention, food safety and much more from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. In 2012, help your family make healthier choices with by building a healthy kitchen.
  • MyPlate.gov
    The USDA's new version of My Pyramid shows you how to make a balanced plate with fruits, veggies, protein and grains. It also offers tips, videos, recipes and info on budget-friendly healthy meals.
  • Farmers' Markets
    Find a market near you and support locally grown agriculture and the farmers that bring it to various part of Arizona for your family to enjoy. The USDA's new version of My Pyramid shows you how to make a balanced plate with fruits, veggies, protein and grains. It also offers tips, videos, recipes and info on budget-friendly healthy meals.
  • 10 Realistic Resolutions
    Get information on simple yet interesting ways to include more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Also find tips on meal planning, shopping, cooking, and learn how to get kids involved in the kitchen.
  • AZ WIC, Arizona Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and SNAP
    Having trouble making ends meet? AZ WIC and CSFP provide nutritious foods to children under age five, to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding and those who recently gave birth and their infants, together with nutrition education and referrals. CSFP also provides assistance to the elderly. SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, also provides food assistance to households who qualify.
  • Healthy Recipe Substitutions
    Use this guide to work in healthier options when cooking or baking for yourself or your family.