Spotlights

FedsGetFit logo FedsGetFit

Office of Personnel Management.

This government-wide health and wellness campaign is designed to help Federal employees be healthy and get active.


FNIC Media Page

Nutrition information resources for the media.


Food and Nutrition Resource Guide for Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchens, and Food Banks (PDF | 254 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Provides food and nutrition education materials for staff and volunteers working in, as well as clients of, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food banks, and related facilities.


Food Composition Resource List for Professionals (PDF | 202 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Provides resources on the topic of food composition, including databases, books, journals, conference proceedings and Web sites.


Nutrition Facts Label Guidance for Industry: A Food Labeling Guide

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

The FDA is responsible for assuring that foods sold in the United States are safe, wholesome and properly labeled. This guide addresses the most frequently raised food labeling questions using a question and answer format.


Dietary Guidelines city scene Health and Diet Survey: Dietary Guidelines Supplement

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Food and Drug Administration.

Initiated at baseline prior to the launch of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, and repeated a year later, this survey tracks national change of Americans' attitudes, awareness, knowledge, and behavior regarding various elements of nutrition and physical activity. Also in PDF|737 KB.


Healthfinder.gov banner Healthfinder.gov - Nutrition and Fitness

Department of Health and Human Services.

Re-launched in September 2008, this user-friendly Web site offers information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.


Healthy People 2020 logo Healthy People 2020

Department of Health and Human Services.

Provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.


Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food logo Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

United States Department of Agriculture.

A USDA initiative to promote sustainable local and regional food systems that will support small and mid-sized farms and ranches, strengthen rural communities, promote healthy eating, and protect our natural resources.


Bread and vegetables Latest Version of USDA's Nutrient Database Released

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

USDA's Nutrient Data Laboratory has updated its popular National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference with over 200 new food entries, 3,000 values for vitamin D, and a new food group for "Restaurant Foods."


Choose My Plate icon MyPlate

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

USDA's new food guidance icon, MyPlate, replaces MyPyramid as the government's primary food group symbol. MyPlate is an easy-to-understand visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits by encouraging them to build a healthy plate, consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


MyPyramid for Preschoolers logo MyPlate for Preschoolers

USDA. The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPyramid for Preschoolers can be used to help customized MyPyramid plans for children 2 to 5 years of age.


Choose My Plate icon MyPlate SuperTracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

An online dietary assessment that provides information on diet quality, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient information. Also assesses physical activity.


National Physical Activity Plan logo National Physical Activity Plan

U.S. National Physical Activity Plan.

A comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population, and thereby improve health, prevent disease and disability, and enhance quality of life.


Older Americans 2008 Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics.

Provides updated statistics about the well-being of Americans primarily age 65 and over. The indicators are categorized into five broad areas-population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors and health care.


HealthierUS.gov logo Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report

Department of Health and Human Services.

Committee report that documents the scientific background and rationale for the 2008 edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which will be issued in late 2008. The Physical Activity Guidelines will summarize the latest knowledge about activity and health, with depth and flexibility targeting specific population subgroups.


Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report 2010 cover Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010

United States Department of Agriculture; Department of Health and Human Services.

Report that reviews the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and documents the scientific background and rationale for changes to be incorporated into the 2010 release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


CDC Obesity Map 2007 State-Specific Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults, 2007

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Discusses updated estimates of obesity prevalence in the U.S. by state, race/ethnicity, gender, and education level.


Calcium and Vitamin D report cover UPDATED - Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D (2010) (PDF | 355 KB)

National Academy of Sciences. Institute of Medicine. Food and Nutrition Board.

Report brief on new Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for calcium and vitamin D, revised November 2010.


USDA Blog: Food and Nutrition

United States Department of Agriculture.

Features updates related to USDA food and nutrition programs and efforts. See specific posts tagged "nutrition".


Food Environment Atlas Your Food Environment Atlas

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Provides county-level statistics on food environment factors, such as access to grocery stores, food prices, community health, and food assistance programs, that shape food choices and diet quality.


dietary guidelines 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Solicitation of Nominations (PDF | 49 KB)

US Department of Agriculture; Department of Health and Human Services.

The Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (DHHS) announce their intent to establish a Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) and to invite nominations for the Committee.


Dietary Assessment of Food Trends Report Cover Dietary Assessment of Major Trends in U.S. Food Consumption, 1970-2005

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Examines major trends in the amount of food available for consumption in the United States between 1970 and 2005. Also estimates whether Americans are meeting Federal dietary recommendations for each of the major food groups.


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