Public Health Resources



New Ventures to Study Infants and Young Children through National Survey   Jul-27-2018 New questions on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) will address gaps in scientific knowledge in birth-24 month nutrition, including mixed feeding (formula and human milk), modes of feeding (bottle, nipple, cup), and introduction of food groups. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

National WIC Breastfeeding Week 2018  Aug-01-2018 The USDA has declared August 1-7, 2018 National WIC Breastfeeding Week and has just launched a new WIC Breastfeeding Support portal. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Price Variability Across Food Product and Vendor Type in Food Benefit Redemptions Under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)   Aug-03-2018 This report examines variability in WIC food transaction prices across store formats and WIC State agencies in the Midwest, Western, Southwest, and Mountain Plains using purchase-level data on 2014 Electronic Benefit Transfer transactions. (Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA)

Breastfeeding Report Card: United States, 2018  Aug-20-2018 To track our nation's progress on achieving the Healthy People 2020 goals, CDC's 2018 Breastfeeding Report Card provides a compilation of data on breastfeeding practices and supports in all states, the District of Columbia (DC), Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

From Disparities to Discrimination: Getting at the Roots of Food Insecurity in America  Aug-22-2018 Report highlights emerging research from Philadelphia that documents differences in food insecurity in relation to experiences with racial and ethnic discrimination on the street, in healthcare, school and work, with the police, and in other settings. (Children's HealthWatch)

2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Call for Nominations  Sep-06-2018 USDA and HHS are currently asking for nominations to the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The Committee will be established to provide an independent, science-based review of specific topics and supporting scientific questions related to nutrition and health – from birth into older adulthood. Applications are open until October 6, 2018. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Simulating Proposed Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Countable Resources and Categorical Eligibility  Sep-11-2018 This issue brief, the first in a new series of briefs analyzing the impact of proposed changes to SNAP, provides insight into how changes to SNAP eligibility requirements could impact SNAP participants, including children, seniors (age 60 or older), and people with disabilities. (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

Physical Activity Resource Guide: Implementing Physical Activity Programming for SNAP-Eligible Populations (2018)  Sep-17-2018 This resource provides practical “how-to” information about physical activity programming. This guide is intended to assist public health professionals, community leaders, community based and similar organizations assess, plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based physical education and physical activity programing in early child care, elementary school, middle school, high school, parks and the worksite environment. (California Department of Health)

USAID Partners with U.S. Universities to Fight Global Hunger  Sep-18-2018 Last week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the expansion of research partnerships with U.S. universities to develop and deploy solutions to address global agricultural challenges and help end hunger. (U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID))

SNAP Supports Children and Families  Sep-20-2018 Fact sheet and policy recommendations on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Beverage Consumption Among Youth in the United States, 2013–2016  Sep-20-2018 In 2013–2016, water accounted for 43.7% of total beverage consumption among U.S. youth, followed by milk (21.5%), soft drinks (19.9%), 100% juice (7.3%), and other beverages (7.6%). The contribution of milk and 100% juice to total beverage consumption decreased with age, while the contribution of water and soft drinks increased with age. (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)

Nutrition: Call for Effective Strategies to Increase Voluntary Contributions  Sep-21-2018 ACL's Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP) is looking for examples of how congregate meals sites encourage participants to make voluntary contributions. If you or your organization run a congregate meals program, they want to hear about what strategies you've used to collect or solicit voluntary contributions, and what worked well. Email submissions by October 12, 2018. (Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS)

National Food Affordability: A County-Level Analysis  Sep-21-2018 The purpose of this study was to explore the sociodemographic factors that contribute to food affordability across space, with specific emphasis on rural and urban differences in the United States. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    • + 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 Obesity Research Center (ORC) 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.

International Food Policy Research Institute Podcast Series on Ending Hunger and Malnutrition  This 11-podcast series from IFPRI features the latest groundbreaking thinking about nutrition from top policymakers, researchers, and practitioners, all seeking to answer the question of ending hunger and malnutrition by 2025. (International Food Policy Research Institute)

Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials   ERS has assembled 70 charts and maps covering key information about the farm and food sectors, including agricultural markets and trade, farm income, food prices and consumption, food security, rural economies, and the interaction of agriculture and natural resources. (Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA)

Child malnutrition country estimates (WHO global database)  Global malnutrition estimates data. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Eating and Health Module (ATUS)  The Eating & Health Module of the American Time Use Survey collects data to analyze relationships among time use patterns and eating patterns, nutrition, and obesity; food and nutrition assistance programs; and grocery shopping and meal preparation. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Environments Supporting Healthy Eating (ESHE) Index Hub  ESHE is a free, standardized scoring tool for describing food environments in terms of their support for healthy eating. ESHE weights and ranks multiple variables including- community nutrition environment, organizational environments, food prices and information environment. (Community Commons)

FAOSTAT  Provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for over 200 countries. (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

FRAC National and State Program Data  FRAC's Profiles of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs - available for every state and for the nation as a whole - are designed to provide basic data to help states measure how they are doing in the effort to get key public nutrition programs to meet the needs of hungry people and improve the health and economic security of low-income families. (Food Research and Action Center)

Food Access Research Atlas  The Food Access Research Atlas maps and provides selected food access indicators for census tracts. (Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA)

Food Environment Atlas  Provides a spatial overview of a community's ability and success in accessing healthy food. Users can assemble county-level statistics on food choices, health and well-being, and community characteristics. (Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA)

Food Insecurity in The United States  National, state, and county-level data on food insecurity for children and adults, and food bank costs and budgets. (Feeding America)

FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey  A nationally representative survey of household food purchases and acquisitions. (Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA)

Healthy Eating Index  The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a measure of diet quality that assesses conformance to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. USDA's primary use of the HEI is to monitor the diet quality of the U.S. population and the low-income subpopulation, examine relationships between diet and health-related outcomes, and to assess the quality of food assistance packages, menus, and the US food supply. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)  Data on the health and nutritional status of the U.S. population, based on a survey that includes interviews and physical examinations. (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps  Online tool to search for and view indicators related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps  Aan interactive database that provides information about the health status and behaviors of Americans, state-by-state, via clickable maps, charts, and tables. Topics include obesity, breastfeeding, physical activity, and other health behaviors and related environmental and policy data from multiple sources. (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC)

SNAP Map: SNAP Matters in Every Community  This interactive mapping tool provides household participation rates for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, by county in each state, a searchable table, and SNAP fact sheets for each state. (Food Research and Action Center)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Data System  Provides time-series data on State and county-level estimates of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation and benefit levels, combined with area estimates of total population and the number of persons in poverty. (Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA)

USDA Food Composition Databases  Allows users to search the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and the USDA Branded Food Products Database for nutritional content and ingredients. (Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA)

Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System (VMNIS)  Databases of nutrition deficiencies that provide national, regional, and global assessments of the magnitude of micronutrient deficiencies. (World Health Organization (WHO))

WHO Global Data Bank on Infant and Young Child Feeding  Global database on breast-feeding and infant nutrition. (World Health Organization (WHO))

WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition  Global database on child growth and child nutrition that is a standardized compilation of child growth and malnutrition data from nutritional surveys conducted around the world since 1960. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Allen Foundation Grants  Grants for projects that primarily benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research.

American Gastroenterological Association  The Foundation raises funds for research and public education in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of digestive diseases. (American Gastroenterological Association)

CFDA Food and Nutrition Service Grant Programs  The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance)

Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)   This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)  Funding for innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Grants  FNS discretionary grant opportunities. (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

Healthy Eating Research: Special Solicitation on Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood  This call for proposals (CFP) focuses exclusively on research that informs the development of policy and environmental strategies that: decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and/or increase access to and consumption of safe water among 0- to 5-year-olds in the United States, with a priority on lower-income and racial and ethnic minority populations that are at-risk of poor nutrition and obesity. Approximately $2.1 Million will be awarded under this CFP, resulting in the funding of about seven grants. Each grant will award up to $300,000 for up to 24 months. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)  Funding for innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 18). (National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), NIH)

Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. Maternal health significantly impacts not only the mother but also the intrauterine environment, and subsequently fetal development and the health of the newborn. (National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), NIH)

NIDDK Nutrition Funding Opportunities  The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH)

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Grants  Competitive grants and cooperative agreements to support food and agricultural research, education, and extension programs. (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA)

Preventing Childhood Obesity Challenge  Challenge will award $375,000 in prizes to support the creation of innovative solutions to empower low-income families to achieve healthy eating practices, healthy lifestyles, and sustainable changes within the home environment - within the broader context of their community. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

Voices for Healthy Kids Grants  The goal of the grant opportunities within this initiative is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. (American Heart Association)

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Healthy Kids  The Foundation supports efforts to improve the health of mothers and families; to increase breastfeeding rates; to provide innovative, community-based oral health care and to transform food systems so children and families have healthier foods in child care settings, in schools and in their communities. (W.K. Kellogg Foundation)

ACPM Policy and Advocacy  Practice policy statements, public policy statements, position statements, and patient education statements consistent with scientific principles of the discipline of preventive medicine. (American College of Preventive Medicine)

ASTHO Healthy Eating Position Statement  This position statement recommends policies that help individuals prevent or manage chronic disease by regulating the availability of healthy food, sodium, trans fat, menu labeling, added sugars, and food marketing. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy  Advocacy and policy efforts to improve the nation's health and advance the dietetics profession. The Academy's priority areas are disease prevention and treatment; lifecycle nutrition; and quality healthcare. (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Center for Science in the Public Interest  Independent science-based organization that works to educate the public and advocate for government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on nutrition, food safety, health and environmental issues.

Food Distribution Policies  Policies related to USDA Food Distribution Programs. (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

Food systems and diets: Facing the challenges of the 21st century  Report from the Global Panel on Agricultural and Food Systems for Nutrition is designed to help policymakers make food systems more supportive of high quality diets.

Global Food Policy Report 2017  A review of major developments in food and nutrition policy around the globe, featuring an in-depth look at the impact of rapid urbanization. (International Food Policy Research Institute)

Growing Food Connections Policy Database  Searchable collection of local public policies that explicitly support community food systems. This database provides policymakers, government staff, and others interested in food policy with concrete examples of local public policies that have been adopted to address a range of food systems issues. (Growing Food Connections)

Leadership for Healthy Communities  National program to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating, and access to healthy foods and beverages. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA)  The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) advocates national policies and programs to promote healthy eating and physical activity to help reduce the illnesses, disabilities, premature deaths, and costs caused by diet- and inactivity-related diseases such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

Obesity Legislation Database  The legislation database tracks state and federal policies related to obesity and diet-related diseases in issue areas including access to healthy food, breastfeeding, farms and gardens, school nutrition and physical activity, food assistance programs, marketing/advertising to children, menu and package labeling, and food and beverage taxes. (University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health))

School Meals Policies  Policies related to the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program. (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

School Nutrition Association (SNA) Legislative and Policy  Federal and state legislation, policies, and regulations related to school nutrition programs. (School Nutrition Association)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policies  Policies related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Laws and Regulations  Legislation and regulations related to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

2014 FDA Health and Diet Survey (2016)  Findings from a 2014 survey on Americans' attitudes, awareness, knowledge, and behavior regarding various elements of nutrition and physical activity. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

2018 Food and Health Survey   Survey provides an examination of issues related to health and diet, food components, food production, and food safety. It also explores new topics, such as food insecurity, diets and eating patterns, and how consumers' diets compare to dietary guidelines and expert recommendations. (International Food Information Council Foundation (IFICF))

A Review of Food Marketing to Children and Adolescents (December 2012)  This report examines food marketing to children and how it has changed in recent years. (Federal Trade Commission)

British Journal of Nutrition  An international peer-reviewed journal covering research on human and clinical nutrition, animal nutrition and basic science as applied to nutrition. Journal has a 12-month embargo on content. (Cambridge Journals)

Dietary Guidelines for Americans  The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) provide advice for making food choices that promote good health, advocate a healthy weight, and help prevent disease. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) Reports  Series of reports on the dietary reference values for the intake of nutrients by Americans and Canadians. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers: A Responsive Parenting Approach  This report presents evidence-based recommendations for promoting healthy nutrition and feeding patterns for infants and toddlers from birth to 24 months, with an emphasis on dietary quality, portion sizes, and mealtime environment. Physical activity, soothing, and sleep are also discussed in the report, as they have also been shown to influence early life feeding behaviors and weight outcomes. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Reports Database  Peer-reviewed reports and articles on food and nutrition assistance-related research conducted by ERS researchers or funded through ERS. (Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA)

Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective (2007)  Report by an expert panel of renowned scientists from around the world who reviewed and assessed the total body of research on the relation of diet, physical activity and body size to cancer risk. The report provides specific recommendations for policy makers and the general public to reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. (American Institute for Cancer Research)

Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project, Nutrition and Overweight  Provides dynamic, pre-formulated PubMed/MEDLINE searches for selected Healthy People 2010 objectives on nutrition and overweight so that current information and evidence-based strategies are easier to find. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Healthy People 2020 Nutrition and Weight Status  This chapter of Healthy People 2020 presents national health objectives for improving nutrition and tackling problems with overweight. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection  This collection allows users to browse and search the full text of over 900 historical and contemporary federal dietary guidance and nutrition education publications. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

Household Food Security in the United States in 2016 (September 2017)  This report presents statistics from the survey that cover household food security, food expenditures, and use of Federal food and nutrition assistance programs in 2016. (Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA)

Hunger in Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Network (2017)  Resource explores a variety of available food assistance programs that can be used in combination to more effectively address the needs of seniors in their communities. (Meals on Wheels of America)

Knowledge Path: Nutrition in Children and Adolescents  A selection of current, high-quality resources that present evidence-based nutrition guidance, describe public health campaigns and other promotion programs, inform policy and legislation, and report on research aimed at identifying promising strategies for improving nutrition and eating behaviors within families, schools, and communities. (Georgetown University, Maternal and Child Health Library)

Leading with Nutrition: Leveraging Federal Programs for Better Health  Report from a BPC task force to explore strategies for promoting healthy nutrition through public programs and policies related to food and health. (Bipartisan Policy Center)

Lower Calorie Foods, It's Just Good Business (February 2013)  Report from the Hudson Institute's Obesity Solutions Initiative. (Hudson Institute)

Mathematica Policy Research - Nutrition Publications  Research and publications on the quality of foods federal nutrition assistance provide as well as the diets people consumer throughout their lives-from infancy to advanced age. (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

NASEM Food and Nutrition Reports  Reports related to food and nutrition including the safety and adequacy of the U.S. food supply, proper use of dietary supplements, the need for adequate nutrition among particular populations, and guidelines for nutrient intake. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Nutrition During Preconception and Pregnancy  Selected materials that focus on nutrition for women during preconception and pregnancy. (Georgetown University, Maternal and Child Health Library)

Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL)  Systematic review library that uses state-of-the-art methodology to objectively review, evaluate, and synthesize food and nutrition-related research. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Nutritional Quality of Food Prepared at Home and Away From Home, 1977-2008  Results from a study that examined dietary guidance and the nutritional quality of food prepared at home (FAH) versus food away from home (FAFH) in 2005-08, compared with 1977-78. The increased popularity of FAFH is prompting new health promotion strategies, such as menu labeling, to address this challenge. (Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA)

Obesity: Meal and Fruit and Vegetable Snack Interventions to Increase Healthier Foods and Beverages Provided by Schools  CPSTF recommends meal interventions and fruit and vegetable snack interventions to increase the availability of healthier foods and beverages provided by schools. This finding is based on evidence that they increase fruit and vegetable consumption and reduce or maintain the rate of obesity or overweight. Economic evidence shows that meal interventions and fruit and vegetable snack interventions are cost-effective. (Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF))

Optimizing the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Selection Process (2017)  This report assesses the process used to develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans; it does not evaluate the substance or use of the guidelines. This first report seeks to discover how the advisory committee selection process can be improved to provide more transparency, eliminate bias, and include committee members with a range of viewpoints for the purpose of informing the 2020 cycle. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Planning for Food Access and Community-Based Food Systems: A National Scan and Evaluation of Local Comprehensive and Sustainability Plans (2012)  Results from a research study to identify and evaluate the development, adoption and implementation of food related goals and policies of local comprehensive plans across the United States; and their impact on local policies, regulations, and standards for the purpose of reducing food access disparities among children, adolescents, and adults, and improving community-based food systems. (American Planning Association)

PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset  Literature search of the PubMed/MEDLINE database limited to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Public Health Nutrition  Public Health Nutrition provides an international peer-reviewed forum for the publication and dissemination of research and scholarship aimed at understanding the causes of, and approaches and solutions to, nutrition-related public health achievements, situations and problems around the world. (Cambridge Journals)

Publishing Guidelines for Incorporating Health Criteria Into School Curriculum (Grades K-12)  Guidelines to facilitate the increase of health criteria in school curricula by incorporating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines suggest methods to incorporate information and examples that help students learn and apply skills in the areas of nutrition, physical education/activity, and healthy behaviors. (National Association of State Boards of Education)

Redesigning the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (September 2017)  This second report, Redesigning the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, offers a comprehensive review and recommendations for improving the rest of the process to update the DGA. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Rural Food Access Toolkit  This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing food access programs in rural communities across the United States. (Rural Health Information Hub)

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity  The guidelines identify the most effective policies and practices schools can implement to help young people adopt and maintain healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Special Supplement: Community-Driven Efforts to Increase Equity in Communities Through Policy and Systems Change: Outcomes and Lessons Learned From 9 Years of Food & Fitness Community Partnerships  Health Promotion Practice supplement features 12 articles and two commentaries, including three case studies highlighting the processes, partnerships and local policy changes needed to overcome barriers and create community-driven equitable change in food and fitness environments. (Society for Public Health Education)

State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2018   This report highlights approaches to increase the purchase, supply, and demand of fruits and vegetables in states and communities across the United States. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Stepping It Up and Eating Right: Past and Future Successes in Federal Nutrition and Physical Activity Policy and Programs (December 2016)  Report outlines the successes made during the past eight years to improve nutrition and physical activity in the United States. Importantly, it also outlines several paths to continue this progress. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Proceedings of a Workshop   Proceedings from a June 2017 workshop with five objectives: to provide an overview of current and emerging strategies to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by young children and explore the evidence on effectiveness; to contextualize the strategies by broadly considering patterns and trends in beverage consumption in US children; to examine current guidelines for beverage intake applicable to children 5 years of age and younger; to explore the role of industry in sugar-sweetened beverage intake in young children; and to identify where knowledge gaps and opportunities exist to inform future policies, programs, and strategies. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  Research publications on the outcomes and effects of U.S. food and nutrition food and assistance programs including the Food Stamp Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

The Role of Law and Policy in Achieving the Healthy People 2020 Nutrition and Weight Status Goals of Increased Fruit and Vegetable Intake in the United States (September 2018)  Report focuses on the major laws and policies associated with the Nutrition and Weight Status (NWS) topic area of HP2020 and specific objectives related to increasing fruit and vegetable intake for those in the U.S. ages 2 years and older. This report aims to provide information to decision-makers, public health professionals, educators, scientists, researchers and stakeholders, and others about law and policy strategies that can increase the supply of, access to, and consumer demand for fruits and vegetable, with a particular focus on children. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Role in Addressing Nutrition-Related Health Issues  This open-access, supplemental issue (vol 52, issue 2, suppl 2) of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine includes multiple articles on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, its effectiveness, its challenges, and how its policies can be revised to meet the newest dietary guidelines. (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library  Online library that houses summarized nutrition research with recommendations to guide nutrition practice. (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Information  Food and nutrition information for consumers, nutritionists, and other health professionals. (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Arctic Health - Food, Air and Water  Comprehensive listing of Arctic nutrition information. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

CDC Nutrition Page  CDC nutrition efforts cover a wide spectrum of related topics. This website provides consumer information on general nutrition guidelines and issues. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Community Guide: Nutrition  Evidence-based recommendations for promoting nutrition intervention programs and policies. (Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF))

Dietary Guidelines for Americans  The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) provide advice for making food choices that promote good health, advocate a healthy weight, and help prevent disease. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Dietary Reference Intake Calculator for Healthcare Professionals  Tools to access Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) recommendations that represent the most current scientific knowledge on the nutrient needs of healthy populations. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD)  The DSLD contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Dietary Supplements  This guide provides information about using nutritional supplements for elderly health maintenance. (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH)

Food-A-Pedia  Tool to find calories and food groups for a food, or compare two foods. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Healthy Eating  This guide provides information about nutritious diets for elderly health maintenance. (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH)

Healthy Food Service Guidelines  Resources for implementing food service guidelines to provide healthier food and beverage options. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Infant and Toddler Nutrition  Site brings together existing information and practical strategies on developing healthy eating patterns for infants and toddlers, from birth to 24 months of age. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

WHO Nutrition Information  WHO works with Member States and partners to ensure universal access to effective nutrition actions and to healthy and sustainable diets. This webpage serves as the repository for WHO's work, statistics, information and publications on global nutrition. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program  The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (e-LENA)  e-LENA brings together the latest evidence-informed WHO guidelines, commentaries and evidence resources on the broad topic of nutrition. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Choose MyPlate  Tool to help consumers make healthier food choices. The site provides nutrition education and guidance from the federal government. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Diet & Nutrition  Nutrition education materials, tools, and statistics produced by NIH and other Federal agencies. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH)

DigitalCATCH  Digital CATCH is the platform to access program resources for CATCH® , the school health program with the most scientific evidence of effectiveness. Site provides free access to physical activity and nutrition curricula for pre-K through middle school students. (CATCH: Coordinated Approach to Child Health)

Eat Healthy ─ Be Active Community Workshops  Six one-hour workshops that include lesson plans, learning objectives, talking points, hands-on activities, and handouts. The workshops are designed for community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Family Food Decision-Making Discussion Guide  Discussion guide to encourage families to analyze their own food decisions, build goals, and implement change. (Cornell University, College of Human Ecology)

HerbList  An app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Introducing the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass  Online resource about USDA's support of local and regional food that includes multi-media narrative and an interactive map of USDA-supported local and regional food activities in all 50 states. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Nutrition Facts Label Programs and Materials  Educational materials to assist consumers, educators, teachers, dietitians, and health professionals in learning to read and understand Nutrition Facts labels. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education (SNAP-Ed) Resource Library  Nutrition education and training materials for SNAP-Ed providers and community health nutrition educators. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

The Facts Behind Senior Hunger  Page highlights reasons for food insecurity in aging adults, its impact on health and wellness, and organizations who are working to end food insecurity in the aging population. (National Council for Aging Care)

Touching Hearts, Touching Minds  Strategies and materials for nutrition education that use an emotion-based approach to change eating and activity behaviors. (Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program)

Voices for Healthy Kids Toolkits  Healthy eating and physical activity toolkits to promote healthy lifestyles for children. Site also links to grant opportunities related to child obesity, nutrition, and physical activity. (American Heart Association)

What's On Your Plate? Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging  Report provides information for seniors on important nutrients, plans for healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, shopping, food safety, and more. (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH)

BAM! Body and Mind Campaign  Campaign to provide guidance for youth in healthy living, including nutrition, physical activity, safety, and diseases. Site includes mobile applications, recipes, games, and tips. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

BAM! Campaign: Healthy Food Choices for Youth  Provides guidance for youth in choosing the right foods for optimal health. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Communities, Adolescents, Nutrition, Fitness (CANFIT)  The California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness (CANFit) Program is a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to engage communities and build their capacity to improve the nutrition and physical activity status of California's low-income African American, American Indian, Latino, Asian American, and Pacific Islander youth 10-14 years old.

Food Safety & Nutrition Education Campaigns  Food safety and nutrition education campaigns for pregnant women, kids & teens, the Hispanic Community, and educators. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Fuel Up to Play 60  In-school nutrition and physical activity program that encourages students to eat healthy, be active, and implement long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. (National Dairy Council)

Healthy Eating on a Budget  Tips for healthy eating when on a budget. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Let's Move - Eat Healthy  Tools, support, and information for parents and caregivers to make healthier choices while instilling healthy eating habits in children that will last a lifetime.

Media Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!  Interactive after-school education program for young people ages 11 to 13. It is designed to help teach them about the complex media world around them, and how it can affect their health, especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity. (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH)

WIC Breastfeeding Support  Portal provides state and local WIC agencies access to downloadable resources and materials to share with participants and partners, including posters, educational materials, videos and resources tailored for moms, dads, grandparents and the support network of infant caregivers. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition  National education program designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. The program provides tools, fun activities, and more to help encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity, and reduced screen time. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH)

AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange - Diet and Nutrition  Innovations and quality tools to improve nutrition programs. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)

Automated Self-administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24)  Dietary assessment tool to enable automated self-administered 24-hour recalls that can be used by researchers for epidemiologic, intervention, behavioral, or clinical research and by clinicians for diet assessment and nutrition counseling. (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH)

CATCH: Coordinated Approach to Child Health  CATCH is a program designed to prevent childhood obesity and launch kids and communities toward healthier lifestyle.

CORE Nutrition Working Group  The Nutrition Working Group promotes maternal and child survival and health through dissemination of information and approaches essential for quality nutrition programming. This website provides information, tools and other nutrition resources created by the working group. (CORE Group)

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Education Resource Library  Catalog of printable educational materials and videos on topics related to food safety, nutrition (including labeling and dietary supplements), and cosmetics. These materials are intended for consumers, educators, dietitians, and health professionals. as well as for industry and regulators. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Community Malnutrition Resource Hub  This Resource Hub is designed to help community-based organizations, public health leaders, health care professionals, and other organizations interested in reducing malnutrition among older adults. It includes practical resources, tools, and ideas to help users develop and implement a malnutrition plan. (National Council on Aging)

Food and Nutrition Information Center  Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

Healthfinder: Nutrition  Government-sponsored resources on nutrition including reports, toolkits, statistics and guidelines. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

Healthy Food Access Portal  The Healthy Food Access Portal brings together the rapidly growing body of research, best practices, resources, and policy information for community members, practitioners, advocates, entrepreneurs, and others who are committed to ensuring that all communities have equitable access to healthy, quality, affordable food.

Healthy Food Policy Project  The Healthy Food Policy Project identifies and elevates local laws that seek to promote access to healthy food, and also contribute to strong local economies, an improved environment, and health equity, with a focus on socially disadvantaged and marginalized groups. Resources include a policy database, food system crosswalk, and case studies on healthy food policy initiatives. (University of Connecticut, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity)

Healthy Meals Resource System (HMRS)  Online information center for USDA Child Nutrition Programs. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

MedlinePlus - Child Nutrition  (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

MedlinePlus - Nutrition  (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

MedlinePlus: Nutrition for Seniors  Information about and links to nutrition resources for older adults. Includes links on research, organizations, specific conditions. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Multi-Lingual Nutrition Media  Nutrition-related multi-media resources in a variety of languages that can be used for health promotion programs. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)  Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

Partnering with Food Service to Reduce Sodium: A Toolkit for Public Health Practitioners  This toolkit provides public health practitioners with a list of strategies, tools, and resources to build new and/or enhance existing partnerships with food service providers to reduce sodium in foods prepared, served, and sold. It is meant to help public health practitioners identify and engage food service providers to reduce the sodium content of food by understanding the context of food service settings as well as the language and drivers of food service providers. (National Network of Public Health Institutes)

State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015  This reports present updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Tools for Healthy Tribes: Improving Access to Healthy Foods in Indian Country  This paper describes how the American Indian Healthy Eating Project evolved through five phases: 1) starting the conversation; 2) conducting multidisciplinary formative research; 3) strengthening partnerships and tailoring policy options; 4) disseminating community-generated ideas; and 5) accelerating action while fostering sustainability. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC))

USDA Food and Nutrition  Nutrition information and guidance on child nutrition programs, food safety, and diet. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

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ASN Meetings and Education  Nutrition-related professional development activities that focus on cutting edge topics of interest to nutrition researchers, medical practitioners, allied health professionals, international members, students and industry stakeholders. (American Society for Nutrition)

ICN e-Learning Portal  Online training system that offers continuing education courses to support the professional development and training of child nutrition program personnel at all levels of responsibility. (Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN))

Nutrition-Related Public Health Courses and Materials  Access to content of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's most popular nutrition courses. (Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health)

School Nutrition Education & Professional Development  Certification, credentialing, and professional development programs in school nutrition. (School Nutrition Association)

TRAIN Courses on Nutrition  Links to web-based training and archived webinars on nutrition. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))