This website bridges a gap between the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 and actual lifestyle changes. To use this website effectively, it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of human nutrition. The Nutrition 101 section is a reference tool that supports the healthy eating principles modeled throughout this website.
For Happy and Healthy Eaters
Browse the 3-day sample menus of well-balanced eating patterns. No calorie-counting. No specialty foods. No fancy recipes or cooking techniques required. You can prepare tasty and nutritious meals with only a fridge, a microwave, and a toaster.
If you know what to look for, even an occasional trip to your favorite fast food restaurant can be part of healthy eating. Browse our specific fast food examples.
For Happy Losers
Nutrition 101: How and Why
Project Team: Manabu Nakamura, DVM, PhD; Susan Evans, MS, RD; Michelle Wrhel
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Technical Assistance: Elizabeth McElherne; Isaac Chambers
Support: University of Illinois Extention, James Scholar Honors Program, ACES Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Team Alumni: Kathryn Mysko, BS; Erin Hendricks, BS; Sandra Sieber, BS; Erin Murphy, BS; Molly Gaisford, BS; Ann Contos, BS