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.

The East End of Lexington Receives a Grant
Foundation: Blue Grass Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation awarded the East End of Lexington with a grant totaling $52,000 to fund an information dissemination on the healthy foods and nutrition thtat will benefit their residents. It...more

Coca-Cola dedicates $8.4 million to promote Active, Healthy Lifestyles
Foundation: Coca-Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Foundation has committed to give a total of $8.4 million in order to promote active living and healthy nutrition choices across the globe. $5 million will be allotted to 100...more

University grant to lead a healthier life at UHS School-Based Clinics

The Coca-Cola Foundation has committed to give a total of $8.4 million in order to promote active living and healthy nutrition choices across the globe. $5 million will be allotted to 100...more

Holden Garden Project Awarded with $2,000

The Holden Garden Project at Holden Elementary School is receiving a $2,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation, founded by Whole Foods Market. The Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant...more

D-backs $100,000 School Challenge Winners

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has announced the winning schools in the inaugural "D-backs $100,000 School Challenge" with Mayer Elementary School receiving a $5,000 grant for its After School...more

Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Announced $1.1 million in Grants
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced $1.1 million in grants for 20 organizations to improve education and health. The Community Foundation grants aim to: help decrease the high...more

$50,000 Champions For Healthy Kids Grant
Foundation: Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, General Mills Foundation

General Mills Foundation awarded a $50,000 Champions For Healthy Kids grant to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to be used to continue its preschool nutrition and physical activity...more

AIDS Support Not Eclipsing Other Health Efforts in Rwanda

New York Times writes that donations to fight AIDS in Rwanda does not appear to be undermining efforts to address malaria, malnutrition, and other health problems in the country. Authors said...more

UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute Wins Gates Grants
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis has recently received a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates...more

General Mills Foundation Best of the Best Legacy Grants
Foundation: General Mills Foundation

The General Mills Foundation, together with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, announced the recipients of its 2012 Champions for Healthy Kids grants with each organization receiving...more

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