Public Health Resources

Nutrition

           

Apr-19-2019

Healthy Food and Nutrition   - This brief is one in a series of six on key early childhood issues for state policymakers and focuses on policies to address hunger and access to healthy food for children. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Apr-18-2019

Apr-18-2019

Apr-18-2019

USDA Launches SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot   - For the first time, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will be able to select and pay for their groceries online, during a two-year test (pilot) launched today in New York State. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Apr-17-2019

Apr-17-2019

Study Finds No Benefit for Dietary Supplements   - Based on an analysis of survey data gathered from more than 27,000 people over a six-year period, the NIH-funded study found that individuals who reported taking dietary supplements had about the same risk of dying as those who got their nutrients through food. What’s more, the mortality benefits associated with adequate intake of vitamin A, vitamin K, magnesium, zinc, and copper were limited to food consumption. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Apr-15-2019

How a Public Health Goal Became a National Law: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010   - Case study provides insights into policy strategy and advocacy best practices that resulted in passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), a public health law that removed soda and other junk food from schools and resulted in unprecedented improvements to school meals with more whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and less salt and trans fat. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Apr-09-2019

Apr-03-2019

Mar-29-2019

Reinstating SNAP Work-Related Time Limits   - This report explores the effects of Kentucky’s reinstatement of work-related time limits on the SNAP participation of able-bodied adults without dependents by examining SNAP caseload data from January 2017 to September 2018. (Urban Institute)

Mar-27-2019

The Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for Reducing Obesity among Young Children through Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Screen Time   - This brief compiles research conducted by the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) on interventions that impact young children. The brief provides an overview of the goals of cost-effectiveness analysis, the evidence thus far on the cost-effectiveness of different strategies to prevent obesity in the places where very young children (0- to 5-year-olds) live, learn, and play, and the evidence that is still needed for informed decision-making. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Mar-22-2019

Mar-18-2019

Community Meal Site #bestlookingplate Event   - During the week of March 25-29,2019, ACL is encouraging senior community locations/meal sites funded by Title IIIC of Older Americans’ Act to showcase your best looking plate. The Twitter Hashtag to use is #bestlookingplate. (Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS)

Mar-14-2019

Understanding the County Role in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (March 2019)   - Counties utilize federal, state and local resources to address and combat the root cause of poverty and provide nutrition assistance and social services to low-income individuals across the country. In every county, SNAP is a crucial aspect to healthy eating, especially for areas lacking access to sustainable and fresh food supplies. (National Association of Counties)

Mar-14-2019

Proposed Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Waivers to Work-Related Time Limits   - This issue brief, the third in a series of briefs analyzing the impact of proposed changes to SNAP, provides background on SNAP work requirements, time limits, and the proposed regulatory changes. The brief also sheds light on the characteristics of SNAP participants who could face time limits on receiving SNAP benefits under the proposed regulatory change. (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

Feb-26-2019

Feb-22-2019

Feb-22-2019

U.S. Soda Taxes Work, Studies Suggest — But Maybe Not As Well As Hoped   - This week, the governor of Connecticut proposed a statewide tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Several cities have already enacted such soda taxes to raise money and fight obesity. And there's new evidence suggesting that these taxes do work — although sometimes not as well as hoped. (National Public Radio (NPR))

Feb-19-2019

Survey: Misunderstanding Food Date Labels Linked With Higher Food Discards   - A new survey examining U.S. consumer attitudes and behaviors related to food date labels found widespread confusion, leading to unnecessary discards, increased waste and food safety risks. The survey analysis was led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), which is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Feb-13-2019

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week   - NEDAwareness Week is February 25-March 3, 2019. The 2019 theme, Come as You Are, highlights NEDA’s movement towards inclusivity in the greater eating disorder community and our goal of unifying the field of eating disorders. In particular, Come as You Are sends a message to individuals at all stages of body acceptance and eating disorders recovery that their stories are valid.

Feb-13-2019

Feb-01-2019

Jan-29-2019

Jan-24-2019

Older Americans Act Title III-C Nutrition Services Program: Key Food Sources of Sodium, Saturated Fat, Empty Calories, and Refined Grains in the Diets of Program Participants (January 2019)   - The purpose of this issue brief is to identify key food sources of sodium, saturated fat, empty calories, and refined grains in the diets of congregate and home-delivered meal participants, and to examines differences between participants and nonparticipants in these key food sources. (Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS)

Jan-24-2019

Jan-22-2019

Understanding the Density and Distribution of Restaurants in Los Angeles County to Inform Local Public Health Practice   - Study examined the restaurant environment in Los Angeles County, a large jurisdiction with diverse geographic and socioeconomic characteristics, specifically 1) the number and characteristics of restaurants; 2) the association between neighborhood sociodemographics and restaurant density; and 3) the association between neighborhood sociodemographics and restaurant characteristics, including chain status. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Jan-22-2019

Jan-16-2019

School nutrition policies reduce weight gain   - Over the three years of the study, implementation of physical activity policies alone did not make a significant difference in students’ BMI. However, implementing nutrition policies—either alone or in combination with physical activity—did help the children maintain their weight. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Jan-11-2019

Jan-09-2019

USDA Announces Plan to Protect SNAP Participants’ Access to SNAP in February   - To protect SNAP participants’ access for February, USDA is working with states to issue February benefits earlier than usual. USDA will rely on a provision of the just-expired Continuing Resolution (CR), which provides an appropriation for programs like SNAP and child Nutrition to incur obligations for program operations within 30 days of the CR’s expiration. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Dec-27-2018

Dec-21-2018

Reducing the Intake of Sodium in Community Settings: Evaluation of Year One Activities in the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program, Arkansas, 2016–2017   - In collaboration with 30 partner schools and 5 partner community meals programs, researchers sought to reduce dietary sodium intake through increased implementation of 1) food service guidelines, 2) procurement practices, 3) food preparation practices, and 4) environmental strategies. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Dec-20-2018

Dec-04-2018

New FDA Online Education and Training Module on Menu Labeling   - The FDA has developed an education module to help industry, regulators, and consumers understand the menu labeling regulations. This online module describes what types of establishments and types of foods are covered by the menu labeling regulations and how to comply with the regulations. The FDA has also published two fact sheets for industry on menu labeling and declaring calories. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Nov-08-2018

Sustainable Diets, Food, and Nutrition: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief   - Summary of an August 2018 workshop to review current and emerging knowledge on the concept of sustainable diets within the field of food and nutrition; explore sustainable diets and relevant impacts for cross-sector partnerships, policy, and research; and discuss how sustainable diets influence dietary patterns, the food system, and population and public health. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Nov-07-2018

Nov-06-2018

Draft Guidance for Industry: Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed At One Eating Occasion, Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed, Serving Size-Related Issues, Dual-Column Labeling, and Miscellaneous Topics   - Guidance on the definition of a single-serving container, reference amounts customarily consumed, which are used by companies to determine serving size, dual-column labeling, and miscellaneous issues, such as requirements relating to chewing gum and to multi-unit retail food packages. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Nov-02-2018

Better for You Foods: A Guide to Evaluating the Quality of Nutrition Standards   - This report details the process used to review and evaluate “Better for You” nutrition standards, and the results from a preliminary implementation of this tool to review existing standards. It highlights the three standards that scored highest with this initial use, and explains why these standards scored the highest. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Nov-02-2018

Nov-01-2018

Nov-01-2018

Work Requirements and Safety Net Programs   - Paper analyzes those who would be impacted by an expansion of work requirements in SNAP and an introduction of work requirements into Medicaid. (Brookings Institution)

Nov-01-2018

Gestational Diabetes and Health Behaviors Among Women: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007–2014   - Women with gestational diabetes are at 7 times greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than are women without gestational diabetes. The objectives of this study were to examine recent changes in the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus among women of reproductive age in the United States and assess the prevalence of factors associated with participating in healthy lifestyle behaviors. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Nov-01-2018

Nutrition Facts Label Reboot: A Tale of Two Labels   - The Nutrition Facts label that you may read when buying packaged foods or preparing a meal has undergone a makeover. It’s been updated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reflect updated scientific findings. These changes can help you make better-informed choices about the foods you and your family eat and help you maintain a healthy diet. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Oct-29-2018

Oct-29-2018

A Qualitative Evaluation of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program (October 2018)   - In early 2018, the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition conducted a series of interviews with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2015 and 2016 Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program grantees and stakeholders in order to gain a better understanding of policy implications and to inform the future of healthy food incentive programs. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Oct-26-2018

Oct-19-2018

Best Practices and Innovative Solutions to Overcome Barriers to Delivering Policy, Systems and Environmental Changes in Rural Communities   - To better understand the barriers to implementing policy; systems; and environmental (PSE) change initiatives within Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) programming in U.S. rural communities; as well as strategies to overcome these barriers, this study identifies: (1) the types of nutrition-related PSE SNAP-Ed programming currently being implemented in rural communities; (2) barriers to implementing PSE in rural communities; and (3) common best practices and innovative solutions to overcoming SNAP-Ed PSE implementation barriers. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Oct-05-2018

Oct-03-2018

Oct-03-2018

Oct-01-2018

Oct-01-2018

America’s Eating Habits: Food Away From Home (September 2018)   - This report takes a comprehensive look at the role of food away from home (FAFH) in American diets, exploring nutritional composition of FAFH and key Federal programs that may influence FAFH. The report also discusses how FAFH choices and availability relate to diet quality, income, age, and other socioeconomic factors. (Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA)

Sep-24-2018

WIC-Medicaid II Feasibility Study: Final Report (September 2018)   - This report presents findings from the WIC-Medicaid II Feasibility Study (WM-II). The goal of WM-II was to assess the feasibility of repeating and potentially expanding two previous studies within current (2010) policy and participation environments. These two studies looked at associations between WIC participation and health outcomes and Medicaid costs. (Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA)

Sep-21-2018

National Food Affordability: A County-Level Analysis   - 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)

Sep-20-2018

Beverage Consumption Among Youth in the United States, 2013–2016   - 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)

Sep-20-2018

Sep-18-2018

USAID Partners with U.S. Universities to Fight Global Hunger   - 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))

Sep-17-2018

Physical Activity Resource Guide: Implementing Physical Activity Programming for SNAP-Eligible Populations (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)

Sep-11-2018

Sep-06-2018

2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Call for Nominations   - 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))

Aug-22-2018

Aug-20-2018

Breastfeeding Report Card: United States, 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)

Aug-03-2018

Aug-01-2018

National WIC Breastfeeding Week 2018   - The USDA has declared August 1-7, 2018 National WIC Breastfeeding Week and has just launched a new <a href="https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/">WIC Breastfeeding Support</a> portal. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Jul-27-2018

New Ventures to Study Infants and Young Children through National Survey   - 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)

    • + 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.

Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture   - The mission of USDA's Economic Research Service is to anticipate trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making. Research topics include agriculture, food and nutrition, food safety, global markets, resources and environment, and rural economy. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

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)

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))

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)

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))

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)

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)

Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)   - Initiative provides financial and technical assistance to eligible healthy food retail projects across the country. HFFI aims to provide financial resources and expertise necessary to expand access to healthy foods in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services   - This funding opportunity is for competitive grants to be awarded to support systematic testing and documentation of innovative and promising practices that enhance the quality, effectiveness, and proven outcomes of nutrition programs and services within the aging services network. (Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS)

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)

Team Nutrition Training Grant for Innovative State Training Programs   - The purpose of this Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Team Nutrition Training Grant for Innovative State Training Programs is to support the expansion of State-developed training programs that are designed to improve school nutrition professionals’ knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy related to school meal quality. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

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)

Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative)   - The YES Initiative seeks to support projects that address the HHS priority to expand youth participation in sports and encourage regular physical activity, especially for youth populations with lower rates of sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas. YES Initiative applicants should address unhealthy physical activity and nutrition behaviors in racial/ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged youth, including specifically girls, and provide opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), HHS)

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)

CDC Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity - Legislation   - This dataset contains policy data for 50 US states and DC from 2001 to 2017. Data include information related to state legislation and regulations on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity in settings such as early care and education centers, restaurants, schools, work places, and others. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

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.

Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label   - On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices. FDA published the final rules in the Federal Register on May 27, 2016. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

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)

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))

Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents   - Excess consumption of added sugars, especially from sugary drinks, poses a grave health threat to children and adolescents, disproportionately affecting children of minority and low-income communities. Public policies, such as those detailed in this statement, are needed to decrease child and adolescent consumption of added sugars and improve health. (American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP))

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)

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))

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))

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 Support Programs and Their Impacts on Young Children   - This policy brief provides an overview and analysis of research on the health impacts on young children of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective (2012)   - 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)

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)

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 Evidence Systematic Review (NESR)   - 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   - <I>Public Health Nutrition</I> 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) (2013)   - 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)

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)

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   - <I>Health Promotion Practice</I> 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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 and Education Resources   - 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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

Nutrition.gov   - 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)

Start Simple with MyPlate Challenge   - Start Simple with MyPlate and get tips, ideas and a personalized plan to meet your food group targets. Find what works for you and your family within your food preferences, health goals, and budget. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

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))