U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Diet & Nutrition A-Z

Diet and nutrition topics are listed in alphabetical order. Select a letter to locate a disease or condition, diagnostic test, or anatomy topic.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts, supports, and coordinates research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The NIDDK cannot provide medical advice for individuals. The information provided here is informed by NIDDK research, reviewed by doctors, and provided to help you understand more about the diseases and conditions you or your loved ones may face. The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health, the medical research agency of the United States.​
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Being Healthy Is a Big Deal! (PDF, 399KB)

Provides parents, caregivers, and youth healthy eating and physical activity tips.


Binge Eating Disorder

Describes the signs of binge eating disorder, possible causes, health risks and how people with binge eating disorder may be helped. 

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Carbs

Explains carbohydrate counting, a meal planning tool for people with diabetes to help control blood glucose levels.

Celebrate the Beauty of Youth

Provides young black women tips about how to stay active and eat healthy.


Celiac Disease

Contains general information about celiac disease and explains how it can disrupt the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine.

Charge Up!

Discusses strategies for teenagers to select and plan healthy meals and snacks.



Climb These Steps to a Healthier You! (PDF, 390 KB)

​Provides adults tips to change behaviors to improve their eating and physical activity habits.


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Diet and Diabetes

Provides an easy-to-read guide about the basics of meal planning for people with diabetes. Reviews nutrition basics, including what, when, and how much a person with diabetes should eat.





Dieting and Gallstones

Describes gallstones, the effect of overweight and dieting on risk and safe ways to lose weight to reduce risk.

Do You Know Some of the Health Risks of Being Overweight?

Discusses the links between excess weight and many health conditions and explains how reaching and maintaining a normal weight may help with staying healthy later in life.

Don't Take a Vacation From Your Healthy Habits This Summer!

Provides tips for staying healthy during the Summer.


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Eat Right to Feel Right on Hemodialysis


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Eating and Diabetes

Landing page listing resources on eating and diabetes available from National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse and other organizations.






Energize Yourself and Your Family!

Provides information to help black women and their families eat healthier and move more.


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Get in the Game: Tips for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Tip Sheet (PDF, 338 KB)

​Offers men doable tips to eat more whole grains, sit less, and more to improve health


Get on Track to a Healthier You (PDF, 463 KB)

​Get on track to a healthier you with these health and
fitness tips for men.


Getting on Track: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Men

Provides men tips on how to create healthy habits by discussing weight, health and lifestyle choices.​


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Helping Your Child: Tips for Parents

Provides parents with tips to help youth improve eating and physical activity habits.


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Kegel Exercise Tips

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the causes, symptoms, and treatments for bladder control problems in women.

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Lactose Intolerance

Explains the cause, risk factors, diagnostic tests, and management of lactose intolerance. Lists calcium-rich foods and foods that contain hidden lactose.


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Meal Planning and Diabetes

Provides an easy-to-read guide about the basics of meal planning for people with diabetes. Reviews nutrition basics, including what, when, and how much a person with diabetes should eat.


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Overweight and Obesity Statistics

​Describes the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States by providing statistics.

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Parents . . . Splash Into a Healthy Summer With These Ideas! Tip Sheet

​Offers parents and caregivers doable tips to help their families stay active and healthy during the summer.





Proteinuria

Defines proteinuria and discusses who is at risk. Reviews the signs of proteinuria and provides information about testing procedures and treatment options.

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Sisters Together Program Guide

Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better is a health awareness program that encourages black women 18 years and older to maintain a healthy weight by being more physically active and eating healthy.​




Statistics, Overweight and Obesity

​Provides data on the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States.​


Sugar (Dietary)

Provides an easy-to-read guide about the basics of meal planning for people with diabetes. Reviews nutrition basics, including what, when, and how much a person with diabetes should eat.


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Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers

Provides small and doable steps to help teenagers get healthier by explaining how the body works, how to make healthy food choices, and how to increase physical activity.



The World Around You Use What You Have to Stay Healthy and Fit

Provides information for how to maintain healthy habits, such as eating well and exercising regularly, by utilizing your surroundings and the world around.​









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Use the World Around You to Stay Healthy and Fit

​Provides adults and youth a few tips on how to use what they already have to stay healthy.


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Very Low-calorie Diets

Describes very low-calorie diets (VLCDs), health benefits, and risks.  


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Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths

Describes myths and facts regarding weight loss, nutrition, and physical activity.​​


What I need to know about Carbohydrate Counting and Diabetes

Explains carbohydrate counting, a meal planning tool for people with diabetes to help control blood glucose levels.

What I need to know about Celiac Disease

Defines celiac disease and explains the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Includes examples of gluten-free diet options.

What I need to know about Eating and Diabetes

Provides an easy-to-read guide about the basics of meal planning for people with diabetes. Reviews nutrition basics, including what, when, and how much a person with diabetes should eat.

What I need to know about Lactose Intolerance

​Defines lactose intolerance and provides information about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. This publication is also available in Spanish.