Dietary Assessment Tools
This site offers simple quizzes that take less than five minutes
each to complete and provide helpful feedback regarding your
This nutrition information site sponsored by the University
of Massachusetts-Amherst offers a collection of simple quizzes
that give feedback on your levels of sugar, sodium and fat
Rate Your Restaurant Diet
quiz from the Center for Science in the Public Interest is
useful for assessing your away-from-home eating habits.
body mass calculator
Calculate your body mass index, or BMI -- an indicator of
total body fat -- by using this online calculator from the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Cornell University maintains this handy calculator for determining
the number of calories you need each day to maintain your
weight. To lose a pound a week, subtract 500 calories.
College's children's BMI percentile-for-age calculator
For assessing kids' weights, use this Baylor College of Medicine
site for a tool that calculates children's BMIs and provides
guidance on interpreting the results.
College's kids calorie calculator
This Baylor site calculates kids' energy needs and
offers a list of other resources on handling children's weight
Food and Nutrition Service
about the government's nutrition-assistance programs and policy
diets: The American Dietetic Association has updated its position
paper on vegetarian diets. Read it by clicking here.
For information about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's
notice about fluorochemicals, including PFOA, click here.