Healthy Androscoggin promotes healthy eating for our community. We support our local farms and provide you with the resources to learn how to eat healthy, even on a budget.
Healthy Androscoggin partners with other organizations to promote healthy eating.
• Helps Lots to Gardens and the farmers’ markets with publicity and promotion
• Assists St. Mary’s with the Nutrition Resource Center
• Partnered with the Maine Nutrition Network to provide United Somali Women of Maine with informational materials through a grant Healthy Androscoggin received in 2006
The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups. It has replaced the MyPyramid image as the government’s primary food group symbol as an easy-to-understand visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost more. Use these tips and materials to help you make choices that are not only healthy but also economical.
Fruits and Veggies More Matters
Meal planning and other resources and tips for eating fruits and veggies (formerly the 5 a Day program).
Classes are FREE, taught by a registered or certified dietitian, and often include handouts, food samples, recipes, and a store tour
Healthy Favorites: A Booklet Full of Healthy Tips and Recipes
From 5210 Let’s Go! www.letsgo.org
The Vegetarian Resource Group
Recipes and information about nutrition for vegetarians.
Organization of food and nutrition professionals providing information about good nutrition.
Nutrition information for elders from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
USDA Nutrient Database
Search engine for nutrient information of foods.
Let’s Go! Androscoggin
Information on healthy eating and active living for you and your children.
Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council
Nutrition education organization funded by Maine diary farmers and processors.
Maine Nutrition Council
Focus on education, research and advocacy.
Programs in agriculture, food & health and gardening as well as publications on similar topics.