Nourish the whole you.
Nutrition and healthy eating are keys to your wellness journey. Every day, what you eat and the food choices you make directly impact your mind and body.
What’S My First Step?
The best step is to start by understanding where you are in your health and wellness journey. Knowing where you are starts with taking a total health assessment.
Then, you can decide where to go next!
If you’re a Kaiser Permanente member, take the total health assessment now.
Your Healthy Eating Toolbox
The National Institutes of Health also has Nutrition Tools and Resources for help with healthy eating.
How Do I Get Started?
You can eat healthier one small bite at a time.
- Set healthy eating goals
- Track progress with a daily food diary
- Manage setbacks in a healthy, positive way
- Get advice, encouragement, and tools with online wellness programs that help you create positive changes in your life
Could A Health Coach Help Me?
Sometimes, we all need a little help as we’re working towards a goal. As you work to eat healthier, a health coach can help you work towards your goals and keep you on track.
Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s health coaching sessions.
Forming Healthy Habits Is Easier Than You Think
Eating healthier and forming better habits is easier than you may think. Start small with a change you want to make, instead of beating yourself up over the things you think you “should” do. Explore and have fun with ways to make a “tiny habit.”
Are There Some General Good Eating Guidelines I Should Follow?
Healthy eating can include:
The DASH eating plan is a flexible and balanced way of heart-healthy eating.
The USDA’s My Plate program provides recommendations for the right food and amounts for different audiences (children, students, adults, etc.).
This booklet is full of tips, tricks, and recipes to meet your MyPlate goals on a budget.
Learn more about good eating guidelines.
How Can I Cook Healthier?
Eating healthier starts in the kitchen. A nourishing meal is easy to prepare when you have the right resources!
- Update your recipes
- Shop smarter
- Prepare smart snacks
- Make fast, healthy meals
- Get the kids involved
Did you know that half your dinner plate should be filled with fresh, delicious vegetables? Learn more about how to set your plate.
Are there other online tools I can use?
Check out Food for Health. You’ll find recipes and short essays about food and nutrition. There are also links to related sites, including these cooking videos.
Healthy Grocery Shopping for Families
Want tips on shopping choices? Ready to do some healthy cooking? Wondering which snacks are worth their salt? Our nutritionist will guide you through practical steps to healthier eating at home.
What's Plant-Based Eating About?
Plant-based diets are based on minimally processed vegetables, tubers, whole grains, legumes, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Research has shown there are many health benefits to eating all or mostly plant foods.
Learn more in “Plant-based Eating,” a 3-week series taught by a registered dietitian. Kaiser Permanente Northwest members can take this class online. Review the class presentation. To register, call 503-286-6816 or 1-866-301-3866 and select option 2.
Can The Right Diet Really Improve Health Problems?
Of course! Did you know that diet can play a role in preventing, managing, and improving:
A healthy diet is a powerful medicine. It can add years to your life.
Your Prevention Plan
Staying well by preventing or delaying disease is possible with health screenings and immunizations. Prevention plans can be tailored to every member of your family.