Spotlights

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.


Young Child Eating Childhood Obesity Resource List (PDF | 163)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

A new resource for educators and researchers (2008).


Celiac campaign Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Campaign focusing on providing comprehensive, science-based information and resources on celiac disease, which is estimated to affect 1% of all Americans.


Food on a plate Diet Quality and Food Consumption Briefing Room

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Provides information on economic analyses of the Nation's food consumption trends, consumer reactions to changes in food prices and income, dietary patterns, and the relationship between food intake and nutritional/health outcomes such as obesity.


Dietary Supplements: General Resources for Consumers (PDF | 40 KB)

USDA. NAL. FNIC.

Newly revised for 2006 from FNIC!


Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report 2010 cover 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.


NIDDK Digestive Diseases Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Fact sheet describing these diseases of the large intesting, including symptoms, causes, and treatment. Also in PDF|397 KB.


Power Panther cartoon image. Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ For Educators

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides practical tools for educators to help them motivate children and their caregivers to eat healthy and be physically active. Messages and materials are based on MyPyramid and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Woman eating fruit 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.


Vegetarian protein food sources Eating Vegetarian

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Find resources on eating a healthy vegetarian diet.


Older woman with groceries Eating Well as You Get Older

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Older adults can learn how to make wise food choices and can find information about food labels, food safety, meal planning, food shopping, and ways to enhance the enjoyment of eating.


Empowering Youth Empowering Youth with Nutrition and Physical Activity

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

The Empowering Youth modules contain current nutrition
and physical activity information to enhance the knowledge
of afterschool program leaders and classroom teachers. The resource also includes a module on MyPyramid, interactive games, and a quiz!


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.


Farmers Market Farmers Markets: A Taste of Spring!

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tips to help you explore and discover a variety of spring produce. Also provides information on finding a Farmers Market in your area and available discounts through the Federal nutrition assistance programs.


red heart February is American Heart Month

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Three Children Reading a Book Together Federal Nutrition Education Resources from January 2005 to February 2010 (PDF | 129 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion; DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Provides a comprehensive compilation, with active links, of currently available federally published nutrition education resources.


Food Allergies and Intolerances Resource List for Consumers (PDF | 252 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.


Grocery shopping cart Food Allergies: Reducing the Risks

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Video that provides tips for preventing allergic reactions.


Food and Nutrition Research Briefs logo Food and Nutrition Research Briefs

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

A quarterly published newsletter available online that briefly summarizes the food and nutrition research conducted by the Agricultural Research Service.


Food Desert Locator shopping basket Food Desert Locator

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Find neighborhood proximity to a grocery store.


Father and son Food Security in the United States

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Describes the trends in food security in the United States.


Hamburgers FoodSafety.gov

A gateway Web site that provides links to selected government food safety-related information.


Fruits & Veggies - More Matters e-card Fruits and Veggies E-card

Department of Health and Human Services.

Send a personalized e-card to encourage healthy habits.


Fruits & Veggies More Matters Fruits and Veggies Matter

Produce for Better Health Foundation.


Two chefs Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Guidance to assist contractors in increasing healthy food and beverage choices and sustainable practices at federal worksites in alignment with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


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.


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