Nutrition and Weight Management
Determine your calorie intake
. Go to http://www.mypyramid.gov/mypyramid/index.aspx
and follow the instructions to determine a calorie level that is right for you based upon your specific goals.
The site www.snac.ucla.edu/pages/Diet_Nutrition/ Meal_Planning.htm
from UCLA is a good source for learning how to structure your meals for optimal nutrition. The site was written for college students, however, the concepts can be applied towards any adult.
Click here -> SAMPLE MENUS
to display a collection of menus developed by reputable institutions that correspond to a variety of calorie levels and dietary preferences.
Estimating Serving Sizes.
In order to meal plan successfully one will need to control their calorie intake by paying close attention to the stated serving sizes. Thus, please take a gander at the quick guidelines for estimating serving sizes
More Nutrition Resources
View the ACSM/AHA Physical Activity Guidelines
to find recommendations developed by the American College of Sports Medicine in conjunction with the American Heart Association.