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.

LEAN Works! logo LEAN Works!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

LEAN stands for Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition. Helps employers calculate the cost of obesity for their organization and develop tailored approaches to help control these costs through interventions such as fitness classes, lunchtime health education sessions, weight management programs, and more.

Girl on jungle gym Let's Move Outside

The White House; DHHS; USDA; Department of Education.

By linking parents to nearby parks, trails and waters - and providing tips and ideas - Let's Move Outside! will help families become healthier and develop a more active lifestyle.

Let's Move logo Let's Move!

The White House; Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Education.

A nationwide campaign to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity by providing schools, parents, and communities with tools to help kids be active, eat better, and get healthy.

Colorful fruits and vegetables March is National Nutrition Month

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month! Look for tips and resources to help you eat healthy!

MyPlate SuperTracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

An online dietary assessment that provides information on diet quality, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient information. Also assesses physical activity.

Family gardening National Garden Month

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

As National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, May is suggested as an ideal time to celebrate active living, but you can use these useful resources throughout the year.

The Heart Truth logo National Wear Red Day Toolkit

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

Provides information and resources to celebrate National Wear Red Day in the community.

Handful of broccoli Nutrition and Your Health: Sources Suggested by the National Agricultural Library (PDF | 185 KB)

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Lists authoritative, user-friendly sources of information about nutrition and your health provided by a Registered Dietitian.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn what you can do to lower your chances of getting breast cancer, including eating a healthy diet and getting regular physical activity.

Older Adults General Nutrition Resource List 2010 (PDF | 297 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Dietary supplement pills in bottles Omega-3 Supplements: An Introduction

DHHS. NIH. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Provides an overview of omega-3 fatty acids, including research, potential uses, and possible side effects. logo Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report

Department of Health and Human Services.

Committee report that documents the scientific background and rationale for the 2008 edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The Physical Activity Guidelines summarize the latest knowledge about activity and health, with depth and flexibility targeting specific population subgroups.

Snacking Patterns of U.S. Adolescents (PDF | 436 KB)

USDA. ARS. Food Surveys Research Group.

Highlights adolescent snacking patterns, and assesses nutrient intake and calorie intake from snacks based on 2005-2006 NHANES data. Published October 2010.

National Prevention Strategy image The National Prevention Strategy: America's Plan for Better Health and Wellness

National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council.

Breads and grains The Scoop on Whole Grains

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Learn what whole grains are and how much a person should eat per day.

Tools to Keep You Active

DOE. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

This site provides free online tools to encourage you to keep walking, running or cycling. It includes an exercise log to help you track your mileage, and includes a transcontinental virtual trip across the United States.

Report Type 1 Diabetes Fact Sheet

DHHS. National Institutes of Health.

Provides statistics and the status of current research and knowledge on Type 1 diabetes. Also discusses possible future discoveries in Type 1 diabetes prevention and management.

Elderly woman eating United We Serve: Feed a Neighbor

White House; United States Department of Agriculture; Corporation for National and Community Service.

An intiative that aims to combat hunger in our communities. Find volunteer opportunities or download the anti-hunger toolkit.

USDA Blog: Food and Nutrition

United States Department of Agriculture.

Features updates related to USDA food and nutrition programs and efforts. See specific posts tagged "nutrition".

FDA Hydroxycut Warning Warning on Hydroxycut Products

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against using Hydroxycut dietary supplement products as some of these products may contribute to liver injuries.

Mother breastfeeding baby World Breastfeeding Week

USDA. WIC Works Resource System.

Food Environment Atlas 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.