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An Introduction to

Separating Nutritional Facts from Fiction

ASCEND for Better Health

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A virtual center that brings together scientists, partner organizations, and communities to deliver science-based solutions that promote and elevate food and nutrition security for all Americans.

Sustainable Eating

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Find information on sustainable foods, reducing food waste, eating local, and gardening at home.

Recipe Collection

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Cook up something new in the kitchen with these collections of healthy, delicious recipes.

Culture and Food

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Explore foods and customs from a variety of cultures and find traditional recipes from around the world. 

Nutrition Tips for Every Stage of Life

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I Want Resources For

Watermelon Cooler

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Enjoy this refreshing kid-approved drink with only 2 ingredients. 

USDA ARS: Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center

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Learn about the USDA ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center with a short video. 

HDGDC: Flavorful ice cream from butter milk is the result of USDA Research

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Thank the USDA and the former Bureau of Dairy for creating buttermilk ice cream. Read more about how this ice cream was made at the from the USDA National Agricultural Library’s Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection.

USDA FoodData Central: Watermelon

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Discover nutrient content for watermelon and variations in the USDA’s FoodData Central.