Support for Nutrition and Healthy Foods

Expert Nutrition Information at Your Fingertips 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. 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 uses technology to enhance site navigation and search capabilities. We continually strive to improve both the content and usability of the site. The Web site contains more than 1000 links to current and reliable nutrition information. Our homepage can be accessed by going to: arose from USDA's commitment to promote a healthy America as outlined in Healthier US: The President's Health and Fitness Initiative. is supported through a USDA Interagency Agreement with REE.

Food and Nutrition Experts Working for You 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 The 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.


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

Press Release: Ravens Provide $100,000 in Play 60 Grants

Cal Ripken Jr. is known for his achievements on and off the field, and now he's making headlines for what he doesn't do on the field. The baseball Hall of Famer, who grew up in Baltimore,...more

Webinar Preview: Balchem Unveils Innovative Active Folate for Multiple Health Benefits

If you're one of the 70% of pregnant women in the US taking prenatal vitamins, you may want to check out a new nutritional supplement from Balchem. It's called Optifolin+, and it contains...more

Select Grade Nine Learners to Take Knec Pilot Exam Today

For the first time in Kenya's history, high school students will sit for a national exam in 2025. The Guardian reports 5,875 students from 235 schools across the country will sit for the one-week...more

Close to $15 Million in Funding Available for Innovative Outreach That Connects More ...

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program, which provides food for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children up to age 5, has been shown to provide "wide-ranging benefits,"...more

Reimagining Philanthropy for the India We Dream about

"We cannot take a kukri to the battlefield." So writes Amit Chandra in a New York Times op-ed about India's need for more philanthropists. The country has more than 2 million Not for Profit...more

Impacts of Antimicrobial Resistance on Cancer Care

"We're living in a time where we don't have any more antibiotics in our body," one expert says. And that's bad news for cancer patients, according to new research out of the University of Texas...more

Brazilian Chef David Hertz Is Using Food To Bring About Social Change

David Hertz grew up in a middle-class Brazilian household with strong Jewish values. After coming out as gay in his early 20s, tensions with his traditional parents were running high, he tells...more

Can Providers Make an Impact With Food as Medicine Strategies?

"Food insecurity severely impacts the health of underinvested communities," Kyu Rhee, MD, CEO of the National Association of Community Health Centers, says in a press release. "And while the...more

Humanizing Data: 3 Steps For Transforming Health

If you've ever wondered how much time you spend on social media, what kind of diet you eat, and whether you own a pet, you're in luck: There's a growing field of "life data" that can shed light on a...more

Mhsi to Take Part in National "Innovation Incubator" to Deliver Better Care through Healthy Food

Pregnant women in Arkansas may soon be able to grow their own food at home, the AP reports. The state's Mainline Health Systems has been selected as one of eight community health centers to take...more

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Rwanda as Social Entrepreneur Fund Beneficiary

The Republic of Rwanda has been picked as one of the six African countries as beneficiaries for a new fellowship fund program designed at supporting social entrepreneurs in tackling issues on food security.

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