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.


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.


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.


FNIC Resource List Logo Updated! Holiday Food and Nutrition Resource List (PDF | 248 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.


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 2015 document cover Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020

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

Use this 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.


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.


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.


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.


Food and Nutrition Resource Guide for Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchens, and Food Banks (PDF | 453 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.


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.


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