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.

New Inland Empire Nonprofit Focuses on Reducing Stress for Black Community

"There is a unique experience of stress for African Americans that comes from racial trauma, generational trauma, and just the overall history of the African American experienceincluding slavery and...more

Digital Life Norway (Dln) Initiative to Foster and Boost Transdisciplinary Biotechnology ...

Norway's Center for Digital Life is a not-so-secret weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases: It's a virtual center where scientists from...more

Embracing Digital Health in the Face of Climate Crises

The UN has set a goal of reducing deaths from malaria, diarrhea, and heat-related diseases by a third by 2030and it's all about making sure people have timely access to health care, Quartz...more

Chobani Announces Grants to Fight Hunger in Area
Foundation: Community Foundation for South Central New York

"We are driven by impactful change, and by proving the power of business when it uses its influence as a force for good." So says Becca Dittrich, vice president for impact and partnerships at...more

Rutgers Nj Medical School Awarded $597K Grant for Innovative Wic Community Outreach Project

The USDA's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WICwhich provides food to low-income women, infants, and childrenis getting a major boost from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. The school...more

Dynamic Growing in Controlled Environment Agriculture €“ Ohio Ag Net

If you've ever dreamed of growing your own food, Ohio State University may have just the thing for you. The university is developing artificial intelligence (AI) software that will help farmers...more

M&Amp;S Food Leads on Innovation in 2024

British retailer M&S has become the first major retailer in the UK to offer a " Gut Shot," a product that claims to help "support better digestive function," per a press release. The product, a...more

1 Billion Followers Summit to Gather over 100 Industry Giants and Top Ceos

If you're one of the 1 billion people who follow Tom Bilyeu, founder of health and fitness company Impact Theory, you're in luck. He's been named one of the 100 most influential people in the...more

Seven N.C. Summer Nutrition Program Sponsors Receive Awards

It's that time of year again: time for the National School Nutrition Association to announce its annual list of the best and worst summer nutrition programs, and North Carolina is among the...more

New Climate Centres Set to Focus on Agri-Food and Biodiversity

Ireland, the UK, and Northern Ireland are teaming up to fight climate change by focusing on sustainable agriculture and biodiversity loss, the Guardian reports. The three countries have each...more

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Breathe Magic, an international program that incorporates specially adapted magic tricks and performance skills into therapy programs to improve physical and mental health outcomes for people of all ages, will be working or the benefit of children in Australia.

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