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 Guidelines Advisory Committee Report 2010 cover

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides a one-stop location for information on the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.


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. banner - 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.

MyPyramid for Kids Helping Kids Fight Obesity: Best Online Info Sources (PDF | 778 KB)

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Need trustworthy, up-to-date information on how to help your kids -or grandkids-avoid obesity? The resources on this list were selected by a registered dietitian as among the best.

Herbs at a Glance cover Herbs at a Glance: A Quick Guide to Herbal Supplements

DHHS. NIH. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Now available from NCCIH, this booklet features information on historical and current uses, as well as scientific evidence of effectiveness, for 42 common herbs.

Pregnant women cooking Holiday Food Safety During Pregnancy

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tips to keep mom and her unborn baby food-safe during the holiday season.

Groceries in a brown bag Household Food Security in the United States, 2008

USDA. Economic Research Service.

This report gives information on prevelance and rates of food insecurity in United States households.

person on scale Interested in Losing Weight?

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Get practical step-by-step assistance for long-term weight control.

Is It FDA Approved? image Is It Really FDA Approved? (PDF | 366 KB)

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Reviews what products FDA provides approval for, and when the term "FDA approved" might be misleading. Also in PDF|363 KB.

Keep the Beat Recipes logo Keep the Beat: Deliciously Healthy Eating

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Download heart healthy recipes and get healthy shopping and cooking tips.