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Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center


The mission of the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center is to define, through research, the role of food and its components in optimizing human health and in reducing the risk of nutritionally related disorders in the diverse population. More information on the mission can be found here. Highlights include the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and the page on Food Surveys Products and Services, which has a number of publications, reports and tools such as: What We Eat ...

CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity


CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) takes a public health approach to address the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving the public's health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases. Includes information on maintaining a healthy weight, nutrition and more.  

Choose My Plate


The USDA has unveiled the new food icon and website MyPlate, a simple way to conceptualize nutrition information. It replaces the Food Pyramid as the official icon representing U.S. Dietary Guidelines. It includes five clickable sections: fruits, grains, vegetables, protein, and dairy.

It also contains customized information based on audience (General Population, ...

Consumer Corner


Consumer Corner is a sub-site of the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC). It is aimed at the public and educators who work with them. There goal is to help locate find information on food and nutrition topics consumers most frequently ask about and link to the most trustworthy and up-to-date information from ...

Core Nutrition Messages


The Food and Nutrition Service has released a set of 16 nutrition education messages, supporting content (such as tips and recipes) and implementation guidance for use in the nutrition assistance programs.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans


The Dietary Guidelines are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). They provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.

Food and Drug Administration: Consumer Health Information


This website contains an updated section on Food and Nutrition with consumer health information relating to nutrition and food safety.

Food and Nutrition Information Center


The Food and Nutrition Information Center has been a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. It provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

Food Safety


The gateway to government information about food safety, FoodSafety.gov includes Federal government, state and local information.

Food Safety and Inspection Service


The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged

Fruits & Veggies Matter


This website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contains information about the nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables, as well as helpful tips and calculators designed to make it easier to incorporate them into your daily life. Includes Analyze My Plate ...



The HealthierUS initiative is a national effort to improve people's lives, prevent and reduce the costs of disease, and promote community health and wellness. The site provides credible, accurate information about nutrition to help people live a healthier lives.

InfoFarm: The NAL Blog


This page from the National Agricultural Library includes the InfoFarm blog. It has up-to-date links to news and resources on topics such as Agritourism, Animals, Education, Farm Bill, Natural Resources & Environment, Plants and Crops, etc.

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food


Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food is 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. Includes a wide range of tools that can help farmers, ranchers, other businesses, communities, and individuals looking to build or take advantage of local and regional food systems.

Lifecycle Nutrition


Lifecycle Nutrition from the USDA contains links and resources aimed at providing nutritional information to the public about how nutritional requirements change throughout the human life cycle.

Topics include Infant Nutrition,

MedlinePlus - Nutrition


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. They maintain a site on nutrition that includes nutrition information from a health perceptive. They have information on the basic components of nutrition, overviews of other resources, nutrition news, diagnosis/symptoms, specific medical conditions related to nutrition, health check tools, videos and more.

Nutrition Assistance Programs


FNS provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education. They help nearly one in five people. This site contains information about the programs they administer.

Nutrition in Cancer Care


The National Cancer Institute mantains a page on Nutrition in Cancer Care. It includes information about:

Nutrition Insights


Nutrition Insights are a brief examination of a current food or nutrition topic. These publications originated at CNPP in 1997. To date, there are 43 Nutrition Insights covering a variety of topics. Each is available as a downloadable PDF file.