Welcome to Consumer Corner!
Consumer Corner is for the public and educators who work with them, and is a sub-site of the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC). Our goal is to help you find information on food and nutrition topics consumers most frequently ask about and link you to the most trustworthy and up-to-date information from both government and non-government sources.
ConsumersAll About Food
Get resources on cooking, recipes and food storage. Find food facts and history, including definitions of food and cooking terms. Want to learn the carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, mineral or calorie content of a food? Check out our section on nutrition composition.
Eating for Health
Get smart about balanced eating. Find nutrition resources on medical and health conditions like food allergies, diabetes, and heart disease. Learn about weight control. Explore information on fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. And learn how to evaluate the health information you find online.
Ages & Stages
Information geared to different age groups, infants to seniors. Also has section for families that want to eat smart and be active. The Special Needs Kids section covers common nutrition challenges faced by children with special needs and their caregivers.
DIY - Do It Yourself
Interactive tools to help you check and plan your diet. Also test your knowledge of food safety and nutrition.
Cant Find What You Want
Find answers to commonly asked questions, guidance on searching the site as well as contact information for asking questions or giving us feedback.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions by exploring FAQs from categories such as Diet and Disease, Dietary Guidance, Food Composition, Food Labeling, Weight Management, and more.
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