Links to other organizations and sites that provide current and accurate nutrition information and resources:
General Nutrition Information:
Fruits and Veggies More Matters (sponsored by Produce for Better Health Foundation)
Provides information about the benefits of fruits and vegetables. Also includes tips on how to incorporate them into daily diet.
Food and Nutrition Information Center (sponsored by USDA National Agricultural Library)
Provides links to nutrition topics.
MyPlate (sponsored by USDA)
Information on MyPlate, the new food guide.
Nutrition Information (sponsored by USDA National Agriculutural Library)
Includes resources for nutrition education, nutrition facts, and nutrition in the life cycle.
Foodborne Illness Education Information Center (sponsored by USDA and FDA)
Provides food safety education.
Food Safety Consumer website
Home to federal food safety information.
Disease Prevention/Alternative Medicine/Health:
American Cancer Society (sponsored by American Cancer Society)
Contains information about the relationship between food and cancer, and provides nutrition tips. Also provides up to date research findings on the topic.
American Diabetes Association (sponsored by American Diabetes Association)
Contains information about the relationship between nutrition and diabetes, and provides tips and specific diet recommendations for diabetes patients. Also provides up to date research findings on the topic.
American Heart Association (sponsored by American Heart Association)
Provides information on the link between nutrition and cardiovascular disease, and gives tips and guidelines for a healthy diet. Also provides up to date research findings on the topic.
National Cancer Institute (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Contains information about the relationship between food and cancer, and provides nutrition tips.
Also provides up to date research findings on the topic.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (sponsored by Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Includes a variety of nutrition, physical activity, and public health resources.
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Provides information on alternative approaches to medicine.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (sponsored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Health information and nutrition recommendations specific to certain diseases.
Office of Dietary Supplements (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Health information related to supplements.
Center for Science in the Public Health Interest (sponsored by Center for Science in the Public Health Interest)
Nutrition advocacy organization. Includes a newsletter about activism in the field of nutrition.
Food Labeling and Nutrition (sponsored by Food and Drug Administration)
Provides information about food labeling regulations.
National Women’s Health Information Center (sponsored by US Department of Health and Human Services)
Health information geared specifically towards females.
Strong Women (sponsored by Dr. Miriam Nelson, Associate Professor, Tufts University)
Information for women on physical activity. Many interactive tools and tips.
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (supported by an educational grant from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)
Provides comprehensive information on food allergies
Harvard School of Public Health (sponsored by Harvard School of Public Health)
Harvard’s alternative approach to MyPlate, the new food guide.
National Institutes of Health (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Includes up to date research on nutrition related topics. Also funding opportunities for professionals interested in conducting health research.
Online Diet Analysis Tools:
SuperTracker (sponsored by USDA)
Allows individuals to analyze diet and fitness and compare to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.
USDA Food Composition Data (sponsored by USDA Agricultural Research Service)
Allows individuals to search individual foods in the USDA nutrient database.
Sites With Nutrition Information For Schools:
Action for Healthy Kids
Focuses on changing the school environment to reduce obesity and hunger and to increase physical activity among youth. Action for Healthy Kids consists of 70 leading national organizations, associations and government agencies representing education, nutrition, fitness, and health.
American School Food Service Association (sponsored by The School Nutrition Association)
National, non-profit organization providing nutritious, low cost meals to children in schools. Website includes a number of resources including recipes, education, and links to current research.
The Children’s Health Project Network (sponsored by Children’s Health Fund)
Provides culturally diverse nutrition education lesson plans for children of all ages and backgrounds.
Eat Smart (sponsored by Washington State Dairy Council)
Includes numerous nutrition resource links.
Fuel Up To Play 60 (sponsored by National Dairy Council and National Football League)
Homepage for Fuel Up to Play 60, a program that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school.
John Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition (sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Education located at Framingham State University)
Geared towards Massachusetts schools. Provides a variety of nutrition resources for professionals.
National Food Service Management Institute (sponsored by University of Mississippi)
Resource for school nutrition professionals and anyone connected with the Child Nutrition Programs: school lunch, school breakfast, summer feeding, and Child and Adult Care.
New England Dairy Council (sponsored by New England Dairy Council)
Includes nutrition education resources for families, schools, and professionals.
Portion Distortion Quiz (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Quizzes on nutrition and access to presentations for educators.
Team Nutrition (sponsored by Food and Nutrition Service)
Offers online nutrition education for teachers and information for families.
For Kids and Families:
BAM (sponsored by Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Interactive website aimed at answering children’s nutrition and health related questions. (Geared for young girls and boys and teens.)
Children’s Nutrition Research Center (sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine with Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Includes many interactive tools, nutrition resources for families, and education and training links.
Dole 5 a Day (sponsored by Dole)
Tips on increasing fruit and vegetable intake
FDA Kids (sponsored by Food and Drug Administration)
Site about health for children. Includes a number of interactive games and quizzes geared towards children.
Kids Health (sponsored by The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media)
Nutrition and health website for parents, youth, and teens.
Kids Nutrition Web Site (sponsored by North Dakota State University Food and Nutrition)
Provides educational tools, as well as information for children, parents, and teachers.
Nutrition For Kids (sponsored by 24 Carrot Press by Connie Evers, MS, RD, to promote the nutritional health of children and adolescents)
Includes a nutrition newsletter and other resources for children and their families.
Powerful Bones, Powerful Girls (sponsored by Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Includes quizzes and games, aiming at increasing bone health among girls. (Geared for young girls and teens.)
Smart-Mouth (sponsored by Center for Science in the Public Interest)
Includes a number of interactvie tools for children related to nutrition.
USDA for Kids (sponsored by United States Department of Agriculture)
Includes nutrition education for children.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (sponsored by AND)
Professional association for registered dietitians.
Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition (sponsored by General Mills)
Includes product information, recent nutrition news, and WIC resources.
Massachusetts Dietetic Association (sponsored by MDA)
Massachusetts chapter of the AND.
Link for nutrition professionals to find or post jobs.
WIC topics A-Z (sponsored by United States Department of Agriculture)
Resources for maternal and child health
The National Center for Home Food Preservation
Includes recommendations for most methods of home food preservation.