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Healthy Lifestyle Initiative

The Family Health Foundation of Illinois is committed to providing family physicians with tools which help them to educate their patients about leading healthier lifestyles. By encouraging patients to make small changes and build better habits, family physicians empower individuals and their communities to enhance the healthcare environment.  Through positive messaging, The Family Health Foundation looks to be at the forefront in improving the health of patients and communities across Illinois!

5 Health Habits Your Doctor Wants You To Do To Live a Better Lifestyle -
From the Family Health Foundation of Illinois
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Patient Info-graphics
Choose My Plate

School Lunches

Healthy Incentives for Healthy Eating

How to Build a Healthy Eating Pattern
   Spanish: Cómo crear un patrón de alimentación saludable

Shift to Healthier Food & Beverage Choices
    Spanish: Elija alimentos y bebidas más saludables

Cut Down on Added Sugars
   Spanish: Consuma menos azúcares agregados

Cut Down on Sodium
   Spanish: Consuma menos sodio

Cut Down on Saturated Fats
   Spanish: Consuma menos grasas saturadas 

10 Ways to Limit Sugary Drinks in your Community

Patient Resources Webpages

AAFP Nutrition Toolkit

AAFP Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices

AAFP Helping Patients Set Fitness Goals


MyPlate Tip Sheet

Midwest Dairy Association - Check out the Dairy Farm Tour we co-hosted on Nov. 17, 2020

USDP MyPlate Kitchen (recipes)

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 - 2020

Cancer Prevention Recommendations - healthy lifestyle choices

NIH What's on your Plate

NIH Healthy Eating over 50

USDA Lifecyle Nutrition

EWG's Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Interactive Tools

The Interactive Playground

Calculators and Counters

Calculating Calories and Nutrients in Meals

Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

NIH. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Dairy Council of California