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.



'Nanmo' to transform lives, fight climate change - Gulftimes
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is teaming up with Qatar's Qatar Fund for Development to help some of the world's poorest people cope with the effects of climate change, the Gulf Times...more

Home-Delivered Food Boxes Reduced Food Insecurity Among Adults, but Not Children

On an episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan, Senior Manager of Strategic Communications, talk about a demonstration using home-delivered boxes packed with fruit, vegetables, and other shelf-stable...more

Greater innovation needed to fight climate change, poverty and hunger

In a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu addressed solutions to global challenges at SDG2 event of COP25. QU Dongyu...more

DBS Foundation Awards Grants to 9 Social Enterprises Across Asia

DBS Foundation, a Singaporeean NGO dedicated to championing social entrepreneurship, has awarded around Rs 6.79 Cr) to nine social enterprises (SEs) as part of its 2019 DBS Foundation Social...more

Program Teaches Youth Gardening and Life Skills

The Junior Master Gardener Program in Gaylord provides an opportunity for children in the area to experience hands-on learning, while gaining knowledge and skills that directly relate to environment,...more

New Program Helping SNAP Recipients Land New Careers

The Food and Nutrition Services Employment and Training Program, a pilot program that is ajoint effort of the county Department of Social Services (DSS), Sandhills Community College (SCC), NC Works...more

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




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