Other Resources

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 Label Database (DSLD)

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements; National Library of Medicine.

Search online for manufacturers’ complete label information for a selection of on-market and off-market dietary supplement products. Find product information, dietary supplement facts, label statements, and contact information.


Nutrition Evidence Library USDA Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

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


School Nutrition Association logo State Policy Index

School Nutrition Association.

Searchable index of state policies related to issues in child nutrition.


Food Access Research Atlas

USDA Economic Research Service

An online mapping tool that measures access to affordable, nutritious food by census tract, using indicators such as distance to grocery stores and vehicle availability, and updates previous estimates of food desert census tracts.


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.


AgNIC logo AgNIC

Agriculture Network Information Center.

This rich gateway to food, agricultural, and environmental information and resources is a collaboration between libraries and Cooperative Extension.


CARDS - Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements Database

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

A database of federally funded research projects pertaining to dietary supplements.


MedlinePlus

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Searchable database provides access to a wide range of consumer-friendly as well as professional-level health information including fact sheets, journal articles, and news items. Also includes a medical encyclopedia.


What We Eat survey Food Surveys Research Group

USDA. ARS. Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center.

Provides dietary survey data about food consumption patterns in the United States. Articles regarding USDA dietary intake research methods are also available.


School Health Policies and Programs Study

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

National survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and programs at the state, district, school, and classroom levels.


Children's Nutrition Research Center

USDA. ARS. Baylor College of Medicine. Children's Nutrition Research Center.

An organization dedicated to researching the role of nutrition in prenatal and child development. Find information on current research on child nutrition.


Child and Adult Care Food Program

USDA. NAL. Healthy Meals Resource System.

View recent reports on the Child and Adult Care Food Program, effects of reimbursement tiering, the role of child care centers in children's nutrition, and more.


Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT)

DHHS. National Institutes of Health.

A web-based, electronic database that contains records of reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities.


Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Includes three distinct but related data series that serve as a proxy for actual food consumption: foods available for human consumption in the U.S.; nutrient availability; and loss-adjusted food availability. See also the ERS Diet Quality and Food Consumption Briefing Room.


National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research logo Measures Registry (Childhood Obesity Research)

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.

For public health researchers, a searchable database of diet and physical activity measures (or tools) relevant to childhood obesity research to promote the consistent use of common measures and research methods.