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.



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

Moffat Family Fund Supports Six Area Nonprofits

The Moffat Family Fund supports six nonprofit organizations with a total distribution of $37,669 in grants. The grants were awarded at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery (MJMAG) ceremony. The...more

NEA HIN Encourages Educators to Promote Healthier School Snacks and Beverages
Foundation: Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) aims to improve the nutritional quality of foods and beverages sold in school cafeterias, vending machines and stores. NEA...more

Grants to Support Backpack Nutrition Program
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Hands On Hartford was awarded four grants by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving amounting $20,000 to support its Backpack Nutrition Program for children. The recipients of the grants...more

Grants from First County Bank Foundation
Foundation: First County Bank Foundation

The First County Bank Foundation has awarded grants amounting to $165,277, distributed to 18 nonprofits in Stamford targeting education, job training and nutrition programs benefiting youth and...more

Cereal Companies Improve Cereal Quality

According to the report by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Cereal companies have improved the nutritional quality of most cereals that are directly marketed to children, but they...more




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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
1
634
1,706,562,474
5
234
113,478,681

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