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

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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




2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity for NGO programs benefiting refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand

(a) Proposed activities should primarily support refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand. Because of PRM's mandate to provide protection, assistance, and sustainable solutions for refugees and...more
Posted On - 2018-10-01


Packaging and Spreading Proven Pediatric Weight Management Interventions for Use by Low-Income Families

The purpose of this NOFO is to increase the availability and number of packaged effective pediatric weight management interventions (PWMI) that can be used by healthcare, community or public health...more
Posted On - 2018-08-23


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 - 2018-08-14


Pilot and Feasibility Clinical and Translational Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to foster the advancement of the research mission of the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK by soliciting research concepts...more
Posted On - 2018-08-14


Advancing Mechanistic Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is twofold: (1) to stimulate basic and mechanistic science that facilitates the development of effective probiotics or pre-/probiotic...more
Posted On - 2018-07-25


Developing Predictive Capacity to Support Adaptive Management Strategies for Mountain Goats
National Park Service
The overall goal of this request is to provide predictive capacity about the demography and distributional response of mountain goats in Glacier National Park and other alpine environments on...more
Posted On - 2018-07-16





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