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Interactive Tools

These interactive tools hosting by various expert websites help with dietary assessment and planning, checking personal health risks, testing knowledge, and evaluating needs.


Check Your Health Risks

Heart Profilers Treatment Decision Tools

American Heart Association
Provides professional and patient tools for personalized reports on atrial fibrillation, cholesterol, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and high blood pressure. Requires free registration.
Design Your Diet

MyPyramid Tracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
An online dietary assessment that provides information on diet quality, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient information. Also assesses physical activity.

MyPyramid Menu Planner

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

An interactive Web tool where users can plan food choices to meet MyPyramid goals.

Nutrition Analysis Tool (NAT)

University of Illinois. Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
A free Web based nutrient analysis program. Requires log-in.

Interactive Menu Planner

DHHSNIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Helps user plan meals to meet specific calorie requirements.

Make Your Calories Count: Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management

DHHSFDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

This interactive learning program helps consumers make healthy food choices while controlling calories. Also check out the "Nutrition Facts Label" (PDF|350 KB) brochure.

The Interactive Playground

Powerful Bones. Powerful Girls™.

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Site for young girls featuring games, quizzes, e-postcards, and ideas for increasing calcium consumption. Part of the National Bone Health Campaign to promote optimal bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

Food Safety Quiz for Kids

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

A basic food safety quiz for children.

Kid's Interactive Playground

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

Helps children calculate Body Mass Index and interpret its meaning for their health.

Children's Energy Needs Calculator

USDAARS. Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

Interactive tool to calculate a child's energy needs based on age, current size and activity level.

Can You Serve Up a Safe Barbecue

North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

A quiz that aids in food safety concerns such as hand washing and transporting, preparing, serving, and storing food.

The Healthy Fridge

Open the Door to a Healthy Heart. HealthyFridge.org.

Provides heart-healthy tips for the entire family. Includes a quiz that aids in making better food selections.

MyPyramid Match Game

Dairy Council of California.

Build the food pyramid by putting foods in the correct MyPyramid group.

My Very Own Pizza

Dairy Council of California.

Build a pizza in this interactive game. Also find out about the history of pizza and pizza nutrition.

Calculators and Counters

Basal Energy Expenditure: Harris-Benedict Equation

Cornell University. Weill Medical College.

Allows you to estimate your Basal Energy Expeniture. Also contains links to other medical calculators.

Body Mass Index Calculator

DHHSNational Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Calorie King

Calorie King.

A compilation of the top fast food restaurants with nutrient composition.

Estimating Your 10-Year Risk of Having a Heart Attack

DHHSNIH. National Cholesterol Education Program.

Risk assessment tool to predict an onset of a heart attack.

Fat Screener


Food intake survey provides a rough estimate of the amount of fat in your diet.

Fruit, Vegetable, and Fiber Screener


Food intake survey offers an estimate of your fruit, vegetable, and fiber intake.

Get Moving Calculator

Calorie Control Council.

Calculates calories expended during physical activity

Healthy Body Calculator

Ask the Dietitian.

Calculator provides results on weight, body frame size, Body Mass Index (BMI), waist to hip ratio, nutrient recommendations and physical activity.

Interactive DRI for Healthcare Professionals

Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Calculates daily nutrient recommendations, including energy, macronutrients, and micronutrients, for individual dietary planning based on the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs).


Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides quick access to food information including food groups, calories, and comparison of two foods.

Nutrition Calculator

Workouts for Women.

Calculator that estimates daily calorie requirements.

Nutrition Calculators

West Virginia Dietetic Association.

Links interactive tools for daily physical activities such as Outdoor, Home, and Daily Life Activities and Occupational Activities.

Test Your Knowledge

Body Fat Lab

Shape Up America.

An educational tool to determine percent body fat and its role in overall health.

Calcium Quiz

Dairy Council of California.

Interprets daily intake of calcium with recommendations.

Chinese New Year's Feast

Aetna. InteliHealth.

Offers nutrient information in commonly consumed Chinese foods.

Does Your Cookout Cut the Mustard?

Aetna. Inteilhealth.

Helps user manage a healthy picnic plate.

How Do You Fare on Food and Fitness

University of Massachusetts.

Provides an assessment on daily food intake and physical activity.

Portion Distortion Quiz I & II

DHHSNIH. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Tests your knowledge of portions and serving sizes.

Rate Your Restaurant Diet

Center for Science in the Public Interest. Nutrition Action Newsletter.

Helps user make healthier decisions when dining out.

Saturated Fat KnowledgeOpen the Door to a Healthy Heart.

Interactive quizzes on the amount of saturated fat in commonly eaten foods.

Sensible Seder Offering

Aetna. Intelihealth.

Helps user create a healthy plate for Passover.

Serving Size Surprise

Aetna. InteliHealth.

Helps user learn about accurate portion sizes.

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