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.

Using Social Behaviour Change to Promote Healthy Diets among Children and Adolescents

The food crisis in Bhutan is so bad that the country is turning to the UN for help. The World Food Programme says it will provide $4 million to the country over the next five years to help...more

Attorney General'S Office Announces Statewide Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program ...

Thanks to a grant from the state of Massachusetts, more than 3,000 young people will be able to get a summer job this summer, the Boston Globe reports. According to a press release from the...more

Livestock and Feed Producers Need the Innovative Feed Act Now |€

If you've got a cow, you may want to add humates to your diet. But if you don't have a cow, you may want to steer clear of animal feed entirely. That's because the US Food and Drug...more

Value Innovations Address Health Concerns Amid Rising Costs

Rising costs for everything from groceries to prescription drugs are taking a toll on consumers around the world. A new survey of 2,500 people in China, Japan, South Korea, the UK, and the US...more

World Central Kitchen, a Celebrity Chef-Run Nonprofit, Has Fed Crisis Zones for Years

"This is not only an attack against WCK, this is an attack on humanitarian organizations showing up in the most dire of situations where food is being used as a weapon of war." That from Erin...more

Dosage Format Innovation: Natural Products Expo West 2024 Report

If you're looking for a way to boost your energy without the side effects of coffee or tea, you may want to check out gummy vitamins. They're "one of the fastest growing dosage formats on the...more

Florida Blue Foundation Announces 2024 Food Security Grant

Florida's Florida Blue Foundation is putting its money where its mouth is. The foundation, the philanthropic affiliate of the state's Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, is accepting applications for...more

2024 Harvard Business School New Venture Competition: Uniting Cutting Edge Ideas ...

"The New Venture Competition provides a rigorous platform through which students develop their business ideas as a positive force for change." So says Elise Bates, new director of Harvard...more

Invest in Climate-Smart Agriculture to Combat Malnutrition in Uganda

The people of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Bunyoro region are among the world's most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, especially when it comes to food security and nutrition, the...more

Haiti Humanitarian Crisis

"Haiti is seeing growing rates of hunger and malnutrition amid an unprecedented descent into violence and growing insecurity." That's the UN's latest report on the country, which has been rocked...more

Social Enterprise Network Sites

GoldieBox, a toy company founded by Stanford engineer Debbie Sterling, has launched a video that has garnered more than 6 million views to date. The video shows three young girls demonstrating their inventive power by constructing a Rube Goldberg machine.

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