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    • + Federal
      • FDA Food Safety Food safety resources from the FDA.
      • Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) FNS increases food security and reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthy diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.
      • NIH Office of Nutrition Research The Division of Nutrition Research Coordination (DNRC) advises the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director on nutrition research issues and works with the NIH organizational components to coordinate nutrition research and research training initiatives.
      • Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) The mission of ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.
      • USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.
    • + International
      • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) IFPRI's mission is to provide policy solutions that cut hunger and malnutrition. This site provides access to position papers, fact sheets, activities and other resources on international nutrition and poverty issues.
      • International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) International organization with a mission to stimulate, promote, and advocate innovative research and policy in the area of behavioral nutrition and physical activity.
      • MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory (EWL) Conducts nutrition research and surveillance to improve the health of the population with a focus on cardiometabolic risk and obesity, musculoskeletal health, intestinal function and nutritional vulnerabilities. Also provides specialist scientific training and career development in the nutritional, biological and medical sciences.
      • UNICEF Nutrition UNICEF works to help see that every child's right to adequate nutrition is fulfilled. This page provides information on global nutrition projects, resources, and UNICEF research on nutrition issues.
      • UNICEF Nutrition Links UNICEF-recommended links to international research and non-profit groups focused on nutrition.
      • WHO Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) WHO's Nutrition for Health and Development program aims at building and implementing a science-based, comprehensive, integrated and action/policy-oriented nutrition agenda at global, regional and country levels that addresses the whole spectrum of nutrition problems towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals and other nutrition-related international commitments, including the prevention of diet-related chronic diseases.
    • + Professional and Research
      • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Organization of food and nutrition professionals committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy.
      • American Society for Nutrition The American Society for Nutrition is a research society dedicated to improving the quality of life through the science of nutrition. The site provides research and position papers on nutrition topics.
      • BECR Center The Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research (BECR Center) is a collaboration between Duke University and the University of North Carolina, facilitating new and innovative research on the application of behavioral economics theory to healthy food choice behaviors that can contribute to enhancing the nutrition, food security, and health of Americans.
      • Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC) The Boston Obesity Research Center (ORC) provides resources and support for studies in the area of obesity and nutrition. The site provides access to research, events, and information about the Institute's activities around obesity and nutrition.
      • Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) A nonpartisan policy, resource and technical assistance center with a history of developing school-connected strategies for better health and education outcomes for children. CHHCS partners with foundations, government health and education agencies, school districts, and providers across the country to support their school-connected initiatives.
      • Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) is one of six federally funded human nutrition research centers in the nation and the first to conduct scientific investigations into the role of maternal, infant and child nutrition in optimal health, development, and growth.
      • EVidEnce-based Research GRoup to EvaluatE Nutrition policy (EVERGREEN) A group invested in improving population health through assessment of current U.S. nutrition policies and programs, cutting-edge, innovative nutrition policy research, and effective community-level interventions to improve access to fresh, healthy foods.
      • Food Price Mission is to improve the health of the US population through improved diets by: identifying specific population-level nutrition strategies to improve dietary intake; assessing the cost of different population-level strategies as they relate to different health burdens; evaluating the cost-effectiveness of these population strategies; understanding the legal and political feasibility of specific nutrition strategies.
      • Food Research & Action Center A nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States.
      • Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) National nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.
      • Healthy Eating Research A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program that supports research on environmental and policy strategies with potential to promote healthy eating among children, especially those most at risk for obesity.
      • Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) The mission of HNRCA is to explore the relationship between nutrition, aging and health by determining the nutrient requirements that are necessary to promote health and well-being for older adults and examining the degenerative conditions associated with aging.
      • Institute of Child Nutrition Federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs.
      • Maternal and Child Health Knowledge Base and Library Collection Provides toolkits, resource guides (including knowledge paths), and briefs (family, resource, and evidence) contains recent, high quality materials for staying abreast of new developments and conducting further research. The resources include links to websites, electronic publications, databases, discussion groups, and other materials.
      • NACCHO Obesity Prevention/Physical Activity/Nutrition NACCHO, in cooperation with the CDC, seeks to address issues related to the obesity endemic in the United States and develop interventions through evidence-based, cost-effective strategies which can have a significant impact on our nation's health.
      • Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity is one of 33 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their mission is to work with community partners to design, implement, and evaluate programs that improve nutrition and physical activity, reduce overweight, and reduce chronic disease risk among children and youth.
      • Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world's diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma.
      • School Nutrition Association News, publications, legislation, and information about nutrition in schools for parents, students, and industry members.
      • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior(SNEB) The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) represents the unique professional interests of nutrition educators in the United States and worldwide and is dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and communication to support and improve healthful behaviors.
      • The Food Trust Nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions.

FAOSTAT   - (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Diet & Nutrition   - (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH)

HerbList   - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

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