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. 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 (PDF | 4.7 MB)

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.

Two Children Eating Together Childhood Obesity Resource List (PDF | 163)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

A new resource for educators and researchers (2008).

Loving our Family Feeding Their Future Logo Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future: Nutrition Education Through SNAP

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides educational and promotional materials and techniques to help nutrition educators in their work with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. Formerly part of the Food Stamp Nutrition Connection.

Fruits & Veggies More Matters Fruits & Veggies-More Matters™

DHHS. CDC. Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Launching in March 2007, a new public health initiative to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. It replaces the 5 A Day program, which will be phased out by the end of 2008.

Infant Nutrition and Health Resource List (PDF | 146 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Collection of resources on infant nutrition and feeding, including books, pamphlets and audiovisuals published from 2005 on.

Pregnant woman WIC Works Resource System (WWRS)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Nutrition service tools for health and nutrition professionals. The WWRS provides on-line resources for staff working with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

Thermometer Food Safety Research Information Office

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Information about foodborne illness prevention.

MyPlate e-Catalog

Society for Nutrition Education.

Online catalog designed to help nutrition educators find and use nutrition education tools/curricula that incorporate substantive content from MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.