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I Think My Friend May Have an Eating Disorder. What Should I Do?
Sometimes, normal body-image concerns cross the line and become eating disorders. Here's how to help if your friend might have a problem.

Smart Snacking
Healthy snacks are essential for busy teens. Find out how eating small, nutritious meals throughout the day can keep your energy level high and your mind alert.

Smart Supermarket Shopping
You don't need to be a scientist to figure out how to make safe, healthy food choices. Before grabbing a shopping cart and heading for the aisles, read this article to make grocery shopping a snap.

Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are so common in America that 1 or 2 out of every 100 students will struggle with one. Find out more.

Eating Well While Eating Out
We all know the importance of eating well. But how are you supposed to do so when your schedule is so demanding you're never at home? Find out how to make healthy food choices on the go.

Figuring Out Fat and Calories
From all you hear, you'd think fat and calories are really bad for you, but we all need a certain amount of them in our diets. Find out the truth about fat and calories.

Cooking Tips and Resources
Get some cooking basics in this article for teens, including tips on where to find recipes.

Food Safety
Food safety means more than keeping your hands away from a whirring blade - it means knowing how to avoid spreading bacteria, knowing how to shop safely, and more.

Food Labels
Look at any packaged food and you'll see the food label. This nutrition facts label gives the lowdown on everything from calories to cholesterol. Read more about food labels.

Caffeine
Caffeine has probably helped you through long nights of studying or filling out college applications. But how much do you know about caffeine and its side effects?

Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that the body needs to work properly. They boost the immune system, promote normal growth and development, and help cells and organs do their jobs.

Becoming a Vegetarian
People choose vegetarianism for a variety of reasons. This article describes different types of vegetarianism and provides advice on ways for vegetarians to get all the nutrients they need.

A Guide to Eating for Sports
You've prepared for the game in almost every way possible: but now what should you eat? Read about performance foods, nutritional supplements, and more.

What Is Cholesterol?
Before you start chomping on those cheese fries or that greasy burger, you might want to take a closer look at whether you're getting too much cholesterol.

Food Allergies
Doctors are diagnosing more and more people with food allergies. Knowing what to expect and how to deal with food allergies can make a big difference in preventing serious illness.

Soy Foods and Health
You may have heard about soy foods in the news, including claims that soy prevents diseases such as cancer and heart disease. So what is the story on soy?

Hunger and Malnutrition
Hunger is the way a person's body signals that it needs to eat, and malnutrition is a lack of the right nutrients in the body.

5 Reasons to Pack Your Lunch
Taking a healthy packed lunch to school can help you take control of what you eat.

Cystic Fibrosis: Diet and Nutrition
Like every other teenager, girls and guys with CF need calories to fuel their growth. They just need more of them - sometimes as much as 30% to 50% more calories than other teens.

Metabolism
Your body gets the energy it needs from food through a process called metabolism. Get all the facts on metabolism in this article.

Your Secrets to Healthy Snacking
More than 1,000 teens took our survey on healthy snacking. Here are their thoughts (and advice) on choosing healthy snacks.

Energy Drinks and Food Bars: Power or Hype?
Energy drinks and nutrition bars often make big promises. But when you cut through the hype, what are you really getting? Find out here.

How Much Food Should I Eat?
Lots of us don't realize we're eating too much because we've become so used to large portions. This article for teens helps you take control of your plate.

Organic and Other Environmentally Friendly Foods
Even the most casual food shoppers have probably noticed the increased quantity and variety of organic foods available in regular grocery stores. Are organic foods healthier? Are they safer? How do they taste?

Vegan Food Guide
A vegan doesn't consume any animal-derived foods or use animal products or byproducts, and eats only plant-based foods.

Fiber
Some of the best and most delicious foods have loads of fiber. Find out how to get your fill of fiber without sacrificing good taste!

Making a Change in Your Life
This interactive feature guides you in setting a goal and coming up with steps to reach it.

Calcium
Your parents were right to make you drink milk when you were little. It's loaded with calcium, a mineral vital for building strong bones and teeth.

5 Ways to Get Your 5 a Day
You may know that you should eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Here are some tips on making that happen.

5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet
Here are 5 clues that a diet may be more about empty promises than real results.

Healthy Eating: Zach's Story
Zach's love of baking with healthy ingredients has paid off in a big way. Find out how he turned his healthy eating philosophy into a successful business.

The 5-Second Rule
Almost everyone has dropped food on the floor and still wanted to eat it. Does the 5-second rule give you the excuse you need? Or is it just a myth?

Healthy Breakfast Planner
Use our printable breakfast planning sheet to select healthy foods that satisfy your taste buds and meet your time constraints.

Eating Healthy Before the Show: The Rockettes
Called the "hardest working women in show business," a Radio City Rockette can dance as many as five shows a day. What does she eat to stay in shape?

Vitamin D
Vitamin D has been called the new "wonder vitamin," but most teens aren't getting enough. Find out why vitamin D is important and how to get the right amount.

Cystic Fibrosis: Sample Menu
This sample meal plan for teens with cystic fibrosis provides a day's worth of meals that add up to about 3,750 calories.

What's Better: Whole Wheat or Whole Grain?
Find out what the experts have to say.

MyPlate Food Guide
The MyPlate symbol is designed to help people make smart food choices. The plate graphic, with its different food groups, is a reminder of what – and how much – we should be putting on our plates to stay healthy.

Healthy Eating: Mikayla's Story
Mikayla talks about how she was inspired to switch to a healthier diet, and what she learned about taking healthy eating from idea to reality.

Go, Slow, and Whoa! A Quick Guide to Healthy Eating
Looking for an easy way to eat healthier? This article provides tips on choosing the right foods - and an easy-to-follow chart to guide you.