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.

Medifast'S (Med) Holistic Health Solution, Innovation Bode Well

Medifast, Inc. MED recently announced that it will be launching its OPTAVIA ACTIVE line of sports nutrition products. The move is in line with the company's "Fuel for the Future" initiative,...more

Bill Gates Ai Vision: It Will Supercharge Innovation

"AI is about to supercharge the innovation pipeline," Bill Gates writes in his annual letter to the world, and the Microsoft co-founder isn't just talking about technology. He's also talking...more

Foodways &Amp; Global Health. Innovative Work by Priyasha Maharjan Of…

"If a diabetic patient from Afghanistan is recommended to avoid rice completely and switch to oatmeal, they are less likely to consistently take up this advice," says Priyasha Maharjan. "But if...more

New Takes on Beef in the Cafeteria at the Healthy Kids Collaborative Workshop

"Beef is a culinary staple that can drive fruit, vegetable, and whole grain consumption," Mitch Rippe, director of nutrition and education for the Nebraska Beef Council, says in a press...more

Partner Innovation Amplified Unicef'S Impact for Children in 2023

The UN's children's agency is getting a big boost from two big US companies. Kimberly-Clark and Johnson & Johnson have each pledged $1 million to UNICEF for three years to help the agency solve...more

Bethel Community Organization Receives Grant to Help Food Insecurity

Thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation, the Bethel Rural Community Organization will be able to provide "substantial boxes of healthy food the second Wednesday of...more

Collins: Crescent Community Health Center Positioned to Assist in Many Areas of Need

" Dubuque, Iowa, is a great place to live, work, and raise a family," says the president and CEO of Crescent Community Health. "But there are a lot of things that are not so great about living in...more

Poshan Innovation Platform Launched to Strengthen Nutrition Delivery Services

India's government is calling for ideas on how to improve the nutritional status of mothers and children under the age of 5 in the country. The Poshan Innovation Platform, announced Saturday,...more

Poshan Innovation Platform Launched to Aid Innovations in Maternal, Child Health in Bengaluru

India has some of the world's highest rates of stunting and wasting among young children, as well as anaemia in women of reproductive age, which experts say is "pretty bad" in a country that ranks...more

Cop28 Panel: Global R&Amp;D Investments Should Be Part of Climate Change Solution

About 700 million people around the world are undernourished, and climate change is playing a major role in the problem, according to a new report commissioned by the Farm Journal...more

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