Just Eating for Life: NUTRITION for Life

WELCOME to Just Eating for Life!  This web site is devoted to nutrition that is good for both you and our planet.  This food and nutrition information web site is commercial-free and maintained by Dan Rutt, B.S., M.P.H., also known by the alias “Top Pun” (it’s just, my pun name).  Check out TopPun.com — Maximizing Prophets to see what kind of a character I am.

There are several foundational things you can do for good health. Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of death and disease. If you smoke, quit. If you don’t smoke, congratulations, you have laid the first cornerstone for good health. The next best single thing you can do for your health: exercise.  So, let’s keep moving! Wait, maybe not, the next cornerstone for good health is getting enough sleep (tips) and minimizing stress. Finally, we get to nutrition. You are what you eat! What you eat makes a profound difference on your health — and the planet’s! Where to start?

Well…

Just Eating for Life features 8 Food and Nutrition Maps, offering a variety of perspectives as starting points for exploring better nutrition for you and the planet (see graphics below). Content will be added with increasing depth and detail, so you can explore to whatever level works for you.  Please feel free to bookmark this page.  The 8 maps are:

8 Just Eating for Life FOOD and NUTRITION MAPS:

1.  Ten Commandments of Eating for Life
2.  What Affects My Food Choices?
3.  Nutrient Basics
4.  Healthy Eating Plate
5.  Meal Planning
6.  Healthy Metabolism, Healthy Body
7.  Making Better Food Choices
8.  Food Systems for Health

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Explore WHAT AFFECTS MY FOOD CHOICES Explore NUTRIENT BASICS

Ten Commandments of Eating for Life

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What Affects My Food Choices?

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Explore HEALTHY EATING PLATE

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Explore MEAL PLANNING Explore HEALTHY METABOLISM

Meal Planning

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Healthy Body - Healthy metabolismView Larger Map

  Explore MAKING BETTER FOOD CHOICES Explore FOOD SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH

Making Better Food ChoicesView Larger Map

Food Systems for HealthView Larger Map

Explore 10 COMMANDMENTS OF EATING details Ten Commandments of Eating for Life

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Explore WHAT AFFECTS MY FOOD CHOICES detailsWhat Affects My Food Choices?

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Explore NUTRIENT BASICS details

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Explore HEALTHY EATING PLATE details

Healthy Eating Plate

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Explore MEAL PLANNING details

Meal Planning

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Explore HEALTHY BODY – HEALTHY METABOLISM details

Healthy Body - Healthy Metabolism

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Explore FOOD SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH detailsFood Systems for Health

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Explore MAKING BETTER FOOD CHOICES: BEHAVIOR CHANGE BASICS details

Making Better Food Choices

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