In this guide you will find links to e-resources from a variety of U.S. government agencies -- at both the federal and state levels -- that provide authoritative, up-to-date, ad-free information on food and nutrition. In addition to containing a wealth of information, these websites frequently include interactive content and visually-appealing handouts (see examples below) that can be downloaded. Content is often available in both English and Spanish with some material written in additional languages.
You can use these e-resources to:
...and the information is personally enriching and sometimes also mouth-watering!
Examples of available handouts
"Your gateway to Federal food safety information" -- from their website.
Valuable information on:
FDA, Food: http://www.fda.gov/Food/default.htm
FDA YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/USFoodandDrugAdmin#
FDA, For Consumers: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/default.htm
"The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) are agencies of USDA's Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. FNS works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and school meals" -- from their website.
YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/USDAfoodandnutrition
My Plate: http://www.choosemyplate.gov
Food and Human Nutrition: https://www.nal.usda.gov/food-and-human-nutrition
Food and Nutrition Information Center: https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO): https://www.nal.usda.gov/fsrio
ODPHP sets "national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities that improve the health of all Americans" -- from their website.
Dietary guidelines: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/
"...the Nation's go-to source for nutrition advice. Published every 5 years for public health professionals, each edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science. These recommendations help Americans make healthy food and beverage choices and serve as the foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States" -- from their website.
CDC, nutrition: http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/index.html
"CDC nutrition efforts support public health strategies and programs that improve dietary quality, support healthy child development, and reduce chronic disease" -- from their website.
"The Federal health program for American Indians and Alaska Natives... health topics with special emphasis on American Indians and Alaska Natives" -- from their website.
Eating healthy: https://www.ihs.gov/forpatients/healthtopics/EatingHealthy/