Spotlights

Toddler Nutrition and Health Resource List (PDF | 139)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

A collection of resources on toddler nutrition and health issues, including food allergies, picky eaters, oral health, and physical activity.


FNIC Resource List Logo Updated! Holiday Food and Nutrition Resource List (PDF | 159 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Calls all stakeholders (government, schools, volunteers) to make a commitment help end childhood hunger. Provides information and ideas across multiple sectors, and highlights FNS food assistance programs.


red apple Weight Management and Obesity Resource List (PDF | 285 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

List provides reliable nutrition information about obesity and weight loss in a variety of information formats: articles, pamphlets, books, and full-text materials on the World Wide Web.


Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans cover 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

The first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines to be released by the Federal Government, these comprehensive set of recommendations are designed to teach people how to easily fit physical activity into their daily routine.


Girl on jungle gym HHS Secretary and Surgeon General Join First Lady to Combat Overweight and Obesity

Department of Health and Human Services.

Coinciding with the release of The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation, the First Lady and HHS Secretary Sebelius have committed to helping Americans lead healthier lives through better nutrition, physical activity, and community involvement.


FDA Announces Public Hearing on Food Advisory Labeling

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled a public hearing on allergen advisory labeling on September 16, 2008, to assist manufacturers in using allergen advisory labeling that is truthful and not misleading.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 document cover Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010

U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Health and Human Services.

Provides science-based nutrition guidance for Americans ages 2 and older to promote healthy lifestyles and dietary habits.


Food-A-Pedia

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Get quick access to food information including food groups and calories. Compare the nutrients in two foods.


Interactive DRI for Healthcare Professionals

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Use this interactive tool to calculate daily nutrient recommendations, including energy, macronutrients, and micronutrients, for individual dietary planning based on the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs).


Maximizing the Message FNS Core Nutrition Messages

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

"Maximizing the Message: Helping Moms and Kids Make Healthier Food Choices" is a set of 16 core nutrition messages and supporting content designed to help low-income mothers and children.


Child eating USDA Listening Sessions and Written Comments

Food Research and Action Center.

Learn about upcoming opportunities from USDA offer recommendations for improving the Child Nutrition and WIC Programs.


USDA logo USDA Posts Questions and Answers About H1N1 (Swine Flu)

United States Department of Agriculture.

Learn about the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.


MyPlate: Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


Food Availability Data, 1909-2008 A Century of Data on Food Availability (Consumption)

USDA. Economic Research Service.

USDA's Economic Research Service is celebrating 100 years of tracking U.S. food availability data. Find resources, including a multimedia presentation and article that describes their data system, and access to the data system itself.


Faces American Diabetes Month

Department of Health and Human Services.


Apps for Healthy Kids logo Apps for Healthy Kids Competition

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Create an innovative and creative web-based learning tool to motivate children to eat more nutritious foods. Submissions will be accepted starting in the spring of 2010.


Nutrition Evidence Library logo USDA Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

A resource for evidence-based systematic reviews of research to inform Federal nutrition policy and programs. The Library evaluates, synthesizes, and grades the strength of available evidence to support dietary recommendation and guidance.


National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research logo Catalogue of Surveillance Systems (Childhood Obesity Research)

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.

Provides a one-stop, web-based catalogue of existing surveillance systems that contain data relevant to childhood obesity research. Includes data at local, state, and national levels on a range of variables.


Dietary supplement pills in bottles Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID)

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory; DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Estimates levels of ingredients in a representative sample of adult multivitamin/multimineral supplements compared to content claimed on the ingredient label.


Dietary Guidelines 2010 DietaryGuidelines.gov

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides a one-stop location for information on the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as well as the planning process for the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. Also links to information on past iterations of the Guidelines.


LEAN Works! logo LEAN Works!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

LEAN stands for Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition. Helps employers calculate the cost of obesity for their organization and develop tailored approaches to help control these costs through interventions such as fitness classes, lunchtime health education sessions, weight management programs, and more.


Eat Smart Live Strong logo graphic of a carrot and apple. Eat Smart, Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older Adults

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year olds participating in or eligible for FNS nutrition assistance programs.


Calendar and clock Eating and Health Module - American Time Use Survey

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Includes statistics on time spent in eating and drinking activities, grocery shopping, and meal preparation for the population age 15 and older and for participants in the Food Stamp Program.


Eating Smart: A Nutrition Resource List for Consumers (PDF | 193 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

This publication is a compilation of resources on general nutrition and healthy eating for the consumer. The resources are in a variety of formats, including books, newsletters, and materials on the World Wide Web.


Empowering Youth Empowering Youth with Nutrition and Physical Activity

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

The Empowering Youth modules contain current nutrition


Farm to School and School Gardening: A Resource List for Educators (PDF | 163 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

A collection of resources on the topic of Farm to School and School Gardening for educators.


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