USDA is in the solutions business. And now more than ever, we’re committed to working beside farmers, ranchers, rural businesses and partners to find innovative and collaborative solutions that meet the ever-evolving interests of the American people.
This week, as part of our USDA summer road trip, we’ll take you through a few of our signature advancements from recent years that help us to better serve your needs, including a series of mobile and web based applications that allow you to interact with USDA programs and services your way.
For example, did you know your personal calorie number may not be based solely on your height and weight? Research shows us that age, gender, activity level, weight, weight loss history, and goal weight might all play a role in determining the calories you need every day--which means individual dietary needs can differ slightly from person to person.
That's exactly the idea behind a new USDA collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that is working to address the individualized health requirements of the American people by empowering them to tailor their healthy diet to their own dietary needs. Starting today, NIH’s free Body Weight Planner is now offered to the USDA SuperTracker's 5.5 million registered users and can help you make a plan to reach your goal weight and then maintain it afterward. Read more about the announcement, and then start your planning today.
This week, and throughout the rest of July, we’ll continue to make stops across USDA’s technology and investments corridor to look at some of the innovative ways USDA is working to advance our work for the American people and drive the rural economy. Stay tuned to #USDARoadTrip to see how USDA is working in all corners of our nation to build a stronger, more sustainable America through partnership, progress and promise.