The City has a variety of resources to support you in eating healthfully.

You can get information sent to you from the NYC Health Department about eating healthfully and being active.

Information includes tips on:

  • Reducing salt and sugary drinks
  • Being active
  • Shopping and cooking on a budget
  • Making smart choices while eating out

Information is available in many languages.

Learn more about healthy eating and find resources to download.

Call 311 for assistance.

A plant-based diet is a diet centered around vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, peas, nuts, and seeds. It minimizes or avoids animal foods, sweets, and highly processed foods.

The Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program is now available at:

  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

It will be implemented at these additional sites this year:

  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Vanderbilt​

Online

Learn more about the Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program.

By Phone

  • Agency: NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Division: Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program
  • Phone Number: (347) 507-3695

You can learn about sugary drinks, their health risks and healthier beverage alternatives, including:

  • What types of beverages are considered sugary drinks.
  • The ways in which sugary drinks are marketed.
  • Ideas for making healthier drink choices.

Online

Learn more about nutrition and sugary drinks.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

You can get information and strategies to eat healthy when ordering food at restaurants or take-out places. The NYC Health Department’s Health Bulletin, “Eating Out, Eating Well” offers ways to reduce portions and calories, by asking the right questions and making healthier choices when eating out or ordering to-go.  

The NYC Health Departments Guide to Healthy Eating and Active Living in NYC offers additional tips for eating healthfully when eating out.

Online

Learn about healthy eating, including when eating out.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

You can work with a local store to provide healthier foods in your community. The Health Department's Shop Healthy NYC Program works with community groups, business owners, and individuals to increase healthy food offerings at neighborhood stores.

  • The Adopt a Shop guide provides information for community groups and residents who want to support a neighborhood store in stocking healthy foods.
  • The Shop Healthy Implementation guide offers health departments and other groups guidance for implementing and managing a healthy food retail program.
  • The Shop Healthy NYC Postcard encourages local stores to offer healthier foods.

Online

Learn more about Shop Healthy NYC.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Get information about the health benefits of drinking New York City tap water. With the “NYC Water: Get Your Fill” Health Bulletin and other resources offered by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, you can find out how New York City tap water compares to other drinks, like diet sodas, sports drinks, and bottled water, and get facts about City’s water most people don’t know about.

Online

Learn more about New York City tap water and the harms of sugary drinks.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Per Local Law 138 all NYC food service establishments are required to display the “Did You Know?” healthy eating poster designed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

This poster must be displayed in a clearly visible location on site and will be enforced as part of routine restaurant inspections.

Online

Get the “Did You Know?” Healthy Eating Poster.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Status

If you requested a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene publication over 2 weeks ago and have not received it, you can check the status. If you ordered it more recently, allow time for delivery and call back after 2 weeks if you still haven't received it.

Cancel Order

If your order has been placed, it likely already shipped. You can return unwanted copies at no cost to you by writing "Return to Sender" on the package and putting it in the mail.

Update Order

  • To order additional items, you must place another order.
  • To update a current order, be sure to include tracking order number.
  • To update address, email, and organizational information you can email your requests to dohmhliterature@health.nyc.gov.

Out of Stock

If the publication you are looking for is currently out of stock, you can get assistance by phone.

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