Written by Benjamin Clanton, Government Publications Department
Every March, numerous private and governmental health organizations from around the country promote what is known as National Nutrition Month. Individuals and businesses have become increasingly aware of what foods and drinks we put in our bodies. The past decade has seen the increased popularization of things such as organically raised meats, vegetables, and fruits (many grown locally in our own communities), along with stores and farmers markets where these items are widely accessible. Thankfully, a variety of online government resources on both the state and federal levels provide information and even recipes that reflect the want and need of Americans to educate themselves about their own health and nutrition.
So, the next time you are looking for nutrition information or a new healthy recipe, for you or your loved ones, for any meal of the day (including snack time!), feel free to peruse these online recipes and other informational resources provided by the State of Tennessee and the Federal Government.
- Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services – 50 Healthy Recipes: The My Health, My Choice, My Life Recipe Guide
- Working for a Healthier Tennessee – Recipes
- Tennessee Department of Human Services – Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbooks for Homes
- Tennessee Department of Health – Healthy Places, Food and Nutrition
- U.S. Department of Agriculture – MyPlate
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Food
- USDA’s Nutrition.gov – Recipes
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – Aim for a Healthy Weight
- Medline Plus – Healthy Recipes
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Healthy Recipes
Also, the Government Publications Department here at McWherter Library provides these fun online cookbooks to students and staff to peruse for new meal ideas!
- USDA Recipes for Child Care
- Recipes and Tips for Healthy, Thrifty Meals
- One Pot Meals Cookbook: Nutrition and Food Services Healthy Teaching Kitchen
- Heart Healthy Cooking, African American Style
- Platillos Latinos, sabrosos y saludables = Delicious heart-healthy Latino recipes
- Deliciously Healthy Family Meals
- Keep the Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute