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Eat Smarter

The link between good nutrition and healthy weight, reduced chronic disease risk, and overall health is too important to ignore. By taking steps to eat healthy, you’ll be on your way to getting the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, active, and strong. As with physical activity, making small changes in your diet can go a long way, and it’s easier than you think!

Here are some recommended websites that will help you find solid guidance and advice about diabetes and heart health.

American Diabetes Association

Regardless of where you are with diabetes—newly diagnosed, fighting type 1 or type 2, or being there for a loved one—there’s something you should know: help is here. 

American Association of Diabetes Educators

Diabetes is a complex disease, and there’s much to learn. To help you, AADE has created a number of resources on different themes that are designed to help navigate issues you may face.

Academy of Nutrition and Diabetes

The Academy’s dynamic website, eatright.org, contains a wealth of nutrition information for consumers, featuring content ranging from articles, tips, videos, recipes and online games to app reviews. Consumers seeking the services of a registered dietitian can use the Find an Expert feature.

Mindless Eating

Studies show that the average person makes around 250 decisions about food every day – breakfast or no breakfast? Pop-tart or bagel? Part of it or all of it? Kitchen or car? Yet out of these 200+ food decisions, most we cannot really explain. Mindless Eating shows what these decisions are and how to make them work for you rather than against you.


WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that our content is timely and credible. 

NIH – Dash

DASH is a flexible and balanced eating plan that helps create a heart-healthy eating style for life.  The DASH eating plan requires no special foods and instead provides daily and weekly nutritional goals. 

NIH – Diabetes

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Health Information Center.

American Heart Association

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.