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Resources and Links

RIT Dining Services is dedicated to educating the campus community about nutrition and providing resources to assist members with eating healthy. In addition to the valuable information and resources offered on the Smart Nutrition and RIT Dining Services websites, the following websites offer further nutrition-related information and useful tools.

Tools

Online BMI Calculator - Body Mass Index (BMI) measures the relationship between weight and height and is one of the most accurate ways to determine if extra pounds pose health risks. Use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site to calculate your BMI and learn how to maintain your weight.

ChooseMyPlate - ChooseMyPlate is the USDA's food guidance system to help Americans make healthy food choices and to be active every day. The website features practical information and tips to help Americans build healthier diets consisting of approximately 30 percent grains, 30 percent vegetables, 20 percent fruits, 20 percent protein, and smaller amounts of dairy.

MyFood-a-pedia - is a mobile app that provides quick access to nutrition information for over 1,000 common foods empowering and enabling you to make healthy and balanced food choices. Myfood-a-pedia includes calorie amounts, contribution of a food to the five food groups, and number of “extra” calories in a food from solid fats, added sugars, and alcohol.

Information

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (formerly the American Dietetic Association) - provides science-based food and nutritional information. Check out the "Tip of the Day" and the "Monthly Feature" sections. Past topics have included healthy eating affordably and vegetarian lifestyles.

Better Me Employee Wellness - RIT's Better Me wellness program provides educational programming, events, classes, activities, and resources to all employees who are encouraged to explore and learn more about healthy lifestyles.

Celiac.com - provides nutrition and general information, services, and resources for individuals diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and related disorders.

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) - FAAN is dedicated to increasing public awareness, providing advocacy and education, and advancing research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - a comprehensive resource for everything related to food and nutrition. Check out the Nutrition Facts Label page to learn how to read and understand all of the information on food labels.

Food Insight - a nutrition and food safety resource from The International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) who is dedicated to effectively communicating science-based information on food safety, nutrition, and healthy eating to help you make good and safe food choices.

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) - a leader in food and nutrition information dissemination since 1971 that provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers.

Meatless Monday - a global movement with a wide network of participating hospitals, schools, worksites, and restaurants around the globe. Going meatless once a week has a number of health and environmental benefits including reducing your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity, as well as reduces your carbon footprint by saving resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.

Nutrition.gov - a website providing easy access to all online U.S. federal government information on nutrition. This national resource makes obtaining government information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety easily accessible in one place.

Pride of New York – RIT Dining Services is a proud member of Pride of New York. The Pride of New York Program promotes and supports the sale of agricultural products grown and food products produced within New York State. The program’s growing membership now includes farmers and processors, retailers, distributors, restaurants, and related culinary and support associations all working together to bring the community wholesome, quality New York State products. When available, RIT Dining Services orders and uses fresh produce supplied by local regional and Pride of New York farmers in our daily and special menus.

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - provides U.S. food and nutrition news, tools, programming, facts, and is home to ChooseMyPlate, USDA's food guidance system to help Americans make healthy food choices and to be active every day.