Support for Nutrition and Healthy Foods

Expert Nutrition Information at Your Fingertips

Nutrition.gov provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

Providing science-based dietary guidance is critical to enhance the public's ability to make healthy choices in the effort to reduce obesity and other food related diseases. Since dietary needs change throughout the lifespan, specialized nutrition information is provided about infants, children, teens, adult women and men, and seniors.

Users can find practical information on healthy eating, dietary supplements, fitness and how to keep food safe. The site is kept fresh with the latest news and features links to interesting sites.

Nutrition.gov is funded by Research, Education and Economics (REE) mission area of the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the National Agricultural Library.

Technology Brings the Information You Seek

Nutrition.gov uses technology to enhance site navigation and search capabilities. We continually strive to improve both the content and usability of the site. The Nutrition.gov Web site contains more than 1000 links to current and reliable nutrition information. Our homepage can be accessed by going to: https://www.nutrition.gov

Nutrition.gov arose from USDA's commitment to promote a healthy America as outlined in Healthier US: The President's Health and Fitness Initiative. Nutrition.gov is supported through a USDA Interagency Agreement with REE.

Food and Nutrition Experts Working for You

Nutrition.gov was revitalized by the staff at the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) and the NAL in cooperation with a panel of food and nutrition expert advisors from agencies within USDA and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). FNIC is an award-winning leader in online global nutrition information and was selected on this basis to revamp Nutrition.gov. The Nutrition.gov site was launched in November, 2004 and a major renovation was completed in February 2008.

FNIC's staff of trained nutrition professionals, most of whom are Registered Dietitians (R.D.), provide information on food and human nutrition.

Source: Nutrition.gov

Foundation and philanthropic support for nutrition and healthy foods from around the Web.



Funding to Support Healthy Meals and Environments in Our Nation's Schools and Child Care

White's article on child nutrition focuses on educational efforts and grants which support this. She mentions National Nutrition Month (March) and the current efforts to facilitate children's...more

Join Black Women “Getting in Formation” to Advance Nutrition and Agriculture for International ...

On March 5, 2016 WANDA (Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture) hosted an event to enable women, and especially young women, to take up active roles in areas of commerce such as...more

Funders for Youth Nutrition: A Growing Trend in the Quest for Food Equity
Foundation: General Mills Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The government estimates that by 2030 42% of Americans will be obese, loosing $1 trillion dollars to medical care and lowered productivity. In light of this, funding youth nutrition is a growing...more

The Triumphs And Struggles Of Building A Social Enterprise In India

The country of India is an exciting place to visit. It has a rich history in textile, jewelry and music just to name a few. It is also a very populous country. It is challenged with a large...more

Collective Impact: Bringing People Together to Foster Social Change

The Philanthropy New York (PNY) has gathered together donors and funders to discuss Collective Impact, an approach that unites people together to create social change. Throughout the U.S.,...more

Keweenaw Community Foundation Launches Food Program

A foundation in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has launched a food program aimed at boosting children's health by teaching them how to grow and prepare fruits and vegetables. The Hancock-based...more

Studies Reveal Nationwide Student Acceptance Of Healthy Lunches At Schools
Foundation: Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

In a study recently published online in Childhood Obesity, elementary school leaders across the country reported that students generally like the healthier school lunches after the U.S. Department of...more

Ford Showcases Philanthropy at North American International Auto Show

Ford puts philanthropy at the North American International Auto Show where the company shows a Transit Connect painted with the Gleaners Community Food Bank for Southeastern Michigan logo, along with...more

Aetna Foundation Gives $40,000 Grant for Healthy Living Programs
Foundation: Aetna Foundation

The Aetna Foundation awards $40,000 grant to THINK Together, a leading nonprofit provider of academic support programs, to expand its Healthy Living program. The program will expand to eight...more

Bower Foundation Awards $540,000 Grants to Mississippi Office of Healthy Schools

The Aetna Foundation awards $40,000 grant to THINK Together, a leading nonprofit provider of academic support programs, to expand its Healthy Living program. The program will expand to eight...more




Government Support for Nutrition and Healthy Food




Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
National Institutes of Health
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research to understand and mitigate health disparities in the development, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of high priority to the National...more
Posted On - 2017-11-17


Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Institutes of Health
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages R21 applications that propose to conduct secondary analyses of existing data sets relevant to diabetes and selected endocrine and metabolic...more
Posted On - 2017-11-15


Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools
National Institutes of Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funds to implement CDC-RFA-DP18-1801, Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement...more
Posted On - 2017-11-09


Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Approaches for Nutrition Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote application of nutrigenetics and/or nutrigenomics approaches to nutrition research through collaborative interaction among...more
Posted On - 2017-11-01


Advancing Translational and Clinical Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is twofold: 1. to accelerate translational and clinical Phase I and II a/b safety and efficacy studies for substantiating measurable...more
Posted On - 2017-11-01


Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Institutes of Health
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition...more
Posted On - 2017-11-01






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Grants
Total Given
1
119
147,929,916
2
204
117,316,579
3
94
83,456,994

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