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.

Grants Secure Combination Ovens for DeSoto County School District

With the matching grant up to $20,000 from the Mississippi Office of Healthy Schools and the Bauer Foundation, the staff at Southaven Intermediate and Olive Branch Middle of DeSoto County school...more

Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation Awards $5,000
Foundation: Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation has recently awarded the Special Olympics Georgia with a $5,000 grant to support the initiative, the Fitness and Nutrition (FAN) program. The Atlanta Falcons...more

Land-grant Universities Honored with Borlaug Medallion

The World Food Prize Foundation awarded its Borlaug Medallion during the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land-grant Act of 1862 to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The...more

Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation Receives a Grant

The Atlanta Youth & Tennis Education Foundation received a $7,500 grant from the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, the USTA Serves. The grant will be used to...more

Embrace Organization of Sean Sheppard

Sean Sheppard has founded an organization way back in 2003 and called it the Embrace Organization. Since then, Sheppard has been the inspirational power source. He was organizing programs to teach...more

Bethune-Cookman University Receives $50,000 Grant
Foundation: Coca-Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach with a $50,000 grant. This grant will be divided by four students given as scholarship, each receiving $12,500 that is...more

Weaver and Dell Gives Out Grants

The Weaver Private Foundation had awarded $45,000 to Southwestern charities, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas of Austin to help underserved children through mentoring. Meanwhile,...more

$26 million Grant from Coca-Cola Foundation to Sustain 85 Organizations
Foundation: Coca-Cola Foundation

A total of $26 million in grants has been awarded to 85 community organizations from the Coca-Cola Foundation. The grant will be used to support the foundation's global priority areas including: $9.7...more

Coca-Cola Foundation Awards Grants to 85 Global Community Organizations
Foundation: Coca-Cola Foundation

A total of $26 million in grants has been awarded to 85 community organizations from the Coca-Cola Foundation. The grant will be used to support the foundation's global priority areas including: $9.7...more

Healthy Diets For Kids

The Walt Disney Company plans to impose strict standards on food advertising aimed at young children on Disney-owned television channels, radio stations and Web sites. Many health experts believe...more

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The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School is celebrating ten years of the Skoll scholarships, providing financial support for up to five students a year to join the Oxford MBA and pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges.

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