National Nutrition Resources
- 5 A Day Program: The 5 A Day for Better Health program is the nation's largest public-private nutrition education initiative with 5 A Day coordinators in each state, territory, and the military. The program is guided by the collaborative efforts of members of the National 5 A Day Partnership with the goal of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to 5 A Day for 75 percent of Americans by 2010.
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Action for Healthy Kids: This nonprofit works in all 50 states to address the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school. Website contains news, events, and resources to improve schools.
- American Obesity Association: This web site is intended to help you better understand obesity and what can be done to change the picture from one of neglect to one of dedicated action.
- Body and Mind: Based on two years of market research and development with teachers, students, scientists, and communications professionals, this Body and Mind (BAM) site is an interactive tool for adolescents, providing up-to-date information and encouragement to increase their level of physical activity and establish fitness habits that will stay with them for life.
- CDC Chronic Disease Prevention (obesity): A report on physical activity and good nutrition in relation to obesity.
- Team Nutrition Resource Library
- Cultural and Ethnic Food and Nutrition Materials and Resources
- School Nutrition Programs/ National Food Service Management Institute: Education and training resources for school nutrition programs.
- Food and Health Communications, Inc.: This site offers several food and nutrition educational handouts that can be downloaded and used for trainings. Topics include diet and weight loss, fruits and vegetables, heart disease and nutrition and wellness.
- Food and Nutrition Information Center, Community Food Systems Site: Agriculture Library of the USDAThis site is loaded with information on food and nutrition and how they relate to community food systems. It includes links to a farmer's market state by state directory, profiles of successful community food system projects, articles and links to sites on food system related topics and organizations, dietary guidelines and information and an A to Z information bank of food and nutrition related topics.
- Food Marketing and Advertising Directed at Children and Adolescents: Implications for Overweight: The American Public Health Association passed a resolution in support of curbing food marketing aimed at children. (PDF: 3 pages)
- Food Safety Education: Educational and resource material about food and food safety.
- Guidelines for School Health Programs to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating: These guidelines developed by the Centers for Disease Control, affirm, "Healthy eating patterns in childhood and adolescence promote optimal childhood health, growth, and intellectual development . . ."
- Healthfinder: A free guide to reliable consumer health information, developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies. This site links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,700 health-related government agencies and not-for-profit organizations, includes many online checkups, and offers daily health news in English and Spanish.
- Healthy Meals Resource System: This USDA program offers resources for food service staff including menu planning, nutrition education, food safety, and grant opportunities for schools.
- Lets Move!: America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids: First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood obesity.
- Choose My Plate: MyPlate Tracker is an online dietary and physical activity assessment tool.
- Resources for serving fruits and vegetables in schools: safety, recipes, salad bars, cooking with kids
- Society for Nutrition Educators: The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) represents the unique professional interests of nutrition educators in the United States and worldwide. SNE is dedicated to promoting healthy, sustainable food choices and has a vision of healthy people in healthy communities.
- USDA Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services: The Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services ensures access to nutritious, healthful diets for all Americans. Through food assistance and nutrition education for consumers, FNCS encourages consumers to make healthful food choices. Today, rather than simply providing food, FNCS works to empower consumers with knowledge of the link between diet and health, providing dietary guidance based on research.
- US Nutrition: This site provides easily accessible government information on nutrition, healthy eating, and food safety. Providing accurate scientific information on nutrition and dietary guidance is critical to the public's ability to make the right choices in the effort to curb obesity and other food related diseases.
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