Professional and Career Resources

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Links to clip art, images and photographic art, including the ARS Image Gallery, commercial sites, and more, to enhance your nutrition education projects.


Diplomas Academic Programs and Other Educational Opportunities

Find college and university nutrition and food science programs, internship programs and other educational opportunities. Also includes a link to the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education with information for careers as registered dietitians and dietetics technicians.


Associations and Foundations

Find links to organizations and foundations including those dealing with nutrition and health, disease conditions, food service, and food science and technology.


Calendar Calendars and Conferences

Locate upcoming nutrition-related conferences and workshops - including continuing education programs and topic updates. Also find health observance calendars, such as Heart Month and National School Breakfast Week.


Dietetic Associations

Find links to national, state, and international dietetic associations for vast information for dietitians and those aspiring to careers in dietetics.


Three Women Around a Computer Online Learning

Look here for information about online/distance nutrition and dietetics education including undergraduate and graduate courses, associate and certificate programs, and continuing education.


Ethnic and Cultural Resources

Provides background and practical resources for those working with various ethnic/cultural groups. Includes downloadable handouts on a range of topics such as heart health, bone health, healthy cooking and diabetes education. Also find dietary guidelines from around the world.


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Provides access to a range of food glossaries, encyclopedias and dictionaries including those related to food ingredients, food processing, cooking and baking.


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Find information on food standards, microbiology and biotechnology, as well as careers and education in food science. Links to many food science-related organizations and learning tools are also provided.


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Presents resources for those involved in school food service and food service in other settings. Covers a ranges of topics such as cost control, facility design, meal planning, food safety and food regulation.


Money Grant Information

Links to nutrition grant and funding sources from both governmental and non-governmental organizations. Also includes information about grant writing and preparation.


Journals and Newsletters

Links to an extensive list of nutrition and food service newsletters, journals and other publications of professional interest.


Listservs and Blogs

Discuss issues and exchange ideas with others by joining electronic discussion groups devoted to nutrition, food service, nutrition assistance programs and related issues. Also, read blogs written by nutrition and health professionals on topics ranging from dispelling food myths to food policy.


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Links to resources on policy and legislation including the Federal Register Online and the Library of Congress' THOMAS legislation information tool. Also find information on state policies related to child nutrition and school health.


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Find a variety of lesson plans and curricula as well as organizations and companies that provide nutrition education materials and resources for audiences from young to old.


Software

Find nutrition software including nutrient analysis programs, a BMI calculator and USDA's food composition database. Includes online software and programs for PDAs.