The nutrients your body needs are the foundation of a balanced diet and better overall wellbeing. Making an effort to take care of your health starts with understanding these nutrients and the foods they come from. Explore the links in this section to learn more about key nutrients!

Macronutrients (Carbs, Protein, & Fats)

Carbohydrate Fact Sheet

Not All Carbs Are Created Equal

Protein Fact Sheet

Protein, How Much is Too Much?

Sources of Protein that Aren’t Meat

Total Fat Fact Sheet

Choose Healthy Fats

Micronutrients (Vitamins & Minerals)

Importance of Vegetables & Fruits

Vitamins & Minerals Chart

Vitamins & Minerals Fact Sheet

Nutrient of Concern: Vitamin D*

Nutrient of Concern: Calcium*

Nutrient of Concern: Potassium*

Nutrient of Concern: Folic Acid**

Nutrient of Concern: Iron**

Supplements: Do You Need to Take Them?


*Nutrients of concern for most Americans: vitamin D, calcium, potassium

**Nutrients of concern for pregnant women and women capable of becoming pregnant: folate/folic acid, iron

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