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CRE Open Resource Program: Open and Healthy! An Introduction to Online Nutrition, Health & Fitness Resources

This guide provides information on and links to open nutrition, health and fitness resources.


Open and Healthy!

This guide provides information on and links to open nutrition, health and fitness resources and is created in collaboration with Indiana University's Center for Rural EngagementIU Libraries and public libraries throughout the Indiana Uplands region.

Resources listed here come from the Federal Depository Library Program, which aims to provide free, ready, and permanent public access to Federal Government information, now and for future generations, organizations across the state of Indiana as well as Indiana University's campus itself.

Resources from the Federal Government

Federal Depository Library Resources


A website from the department of health and human services that provides the guides individuals on different health and healthy living issues they may have. You can even fill out a demographics questionnaire to see which tests and issues you should be thinking about depending on your age, gender, and health preferences.

MyPlate Kitchen

MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.

We Can!

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement, from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children ages 8 to 13 maintain a healthy weight.


Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign, from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life.

It's in Indiana!

State Resources

Healthy Indiana Plan

The Healthy Indiana Plan is a health-insurance program for qualified adults. The plan is offered by the State of Indiana. It pays for medical costs for members and could even provide vision and dental coverage. It also rewards members for taking better care of their health.  The Healthy Indiana Plan uses a proven, consumer-driven approach that was pioneered in Indiana. The program continues to build upon the framework and successes of the original Healthy Indiana Plan that started in 2008.

Indiana State Office of Rural Health Programs

The State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) Program is a 3:1 matching grant program that began in 1991 and has accomplished the creation of state offices in all 50 states. Each office's mission is to help their individual rural communities build health care delivery systems. The SORH Program provides an institutional framework that links communities with State and Federal resources to help develop long-term solutions to rural health problems.

Historic Recipes and Foodways of Indiana

Want to learn about food and cooking in the 19th century, and maybe find some recipes you can try yourself?  Read for ways to take a little bit of Conner Prairie home to your kitchen.

From IU, For You

Indiana University Resources

Healthy IU Recipes

Every Friday, Healthy IU posts a simple, seasonal, sustainable recipe to social media. Like them on Facebook and follow on Twitter for the latest recipes, along with news, inspiration, and tips! Find archived recipes at this site.

IU Recreational Sports

YouTube channel with free yoga, pilates, zumba, cardio hiphop and bootcamp instructional videos.