Public Health Resources


  • Salmonella and Food   - You may know that Salmonella can contaminate poultry and eggs, but it also sneaks its way into many other foods. Learn what you can do to make your food safer to eat. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    Sodium Reduction Learning Collaborative   - The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to invite you to a Sodium Reduction Learning Collaborative (SRLC) to help us work together to reduce the burden of excess sodium intake in our communities! (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

      • + 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.

      • + 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 (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.

        • Institute of Child Nutrition - Federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs.

        • Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging - 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.

        • 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 Physical Activity and Healthy Eating - Physical activity and healthy eating are vital to improving the health of people of all ages. Regular physical activity and healthy eating lowers the risk for all-cause mortality, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. NACCHO collaborates with national, federal, state and local organizations to provide local health departments with the resources they need to support the health of their community, including promoting healthy behavior and policies that support them.

        • 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.

      • + Federal
        • FDA Food - 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.

    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))

    CGIAR COVID-19 Hub   - Hub provides a coordinated research response to the global pandemic threatening health systems worldwide, along with posing serious risks to food security; local businesses and national economies; and hard-fought progress by stakeholders at all levels towards the Sustainable Development Goals. (International Food Policy Research Institute)

    Disrupting Food Insecurity   - This dashboard equips counties with data about their food insecurity levels and related risk factors, identifies cross-cutting opportunities for intervention, and groups counties by shared challenges. Dive into your county’s data and explore strategies tailored to your county. (Urban Institute)

    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 Resource Library   - FRAC's Resource Library contains Best Practices, Fact Sheets, Graphics, Interactive Data Tools, Reports, Toolkit and other tools to address poverty-related hunger and under nutrition in the United States. (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)

    FoodData Central   - FoodData Central is an integrated data system that provides expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research. (Agricultural Research Service (ARS), 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))

    How Would a Better Diet Affect Health and Economic Outcomes in the United States?   - This online tool shows the effect that improving diet quality in the United States could have on health and economic outcomes, such as the prevalence of diet-related illness, health care spending, and labor force participation, over a 30-year period. The user can explore the effects of a dietary improvement on several outcomes, across different metrics and population sub-groups. (RAND Corporation)

    Implementation Science Tools   - This map contains details of tools available across countries and regions within the field of implementation science for nutrition. You can browse by topic area (eg. dietary intake, maternal nutrition etc) using the buttons at the top of the map, and filter by country or region using the drop down in the bottom right corner. (Knowledge for Implementation and Impact Initiative)

    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)

    SNAP and Food Shopping During COVID-19   - Online mapping tool shows distribution schedules for SNAP by state and county, as well as SNAP participation rates by county. This tool is intended to be used, both by household food shoppers and by policy-makers in designing strategies efforts to combat food insecurity and nutrition challenges brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. (Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health)

    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)

    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))

    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)

    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)

    ACPM 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)

    COVID-19 Policy Response (CPR) Portal   - The spread of COVID-19, and the range of policy responses to contain the pandemic, exert wide-ranging effects on agri-food systems and livelihoods. To analyze the direct and indirect impacts of these responses in a comparative way, the COVID-19 Policy Response (CPR) Portal systematically captures policy responses through multiple channels, including population restrictions, social protection, trade, health, fiscal, and monetary measures. (International Food Policy Research Institute)

    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.

    Nutrition Standards for School Meals   - Contains regulations, policy memos, and other guidance materials relating to the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

    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))

    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 National Strategy to Reduce Food Waste at the Consumer Level   - Some food waste is unavoidable, and there is substantial variation in how food waste and its impacts are defined and measured. But there is no doubt that the consequences of food waste are severe: the wasting of food is costly to consumers, depletes natural resources, and degrades the environment. In addition, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has severely strained the U.S. economy and sharply increased food insecurity, it is predicted that food waste will worsen in the short term because of both supply chain disruptions and the closures of food businesses that affect the way people eat and the types of food they can afford. (National Academies Press)

    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)

    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 Insecurity and Health: Overcoming Food Insecurity Through Healthcare-Based Interventions   - This Guide provides healthcare organizations a range of strategies to effectively intervene and assist individuals in their communities who may experience negative health outcomes from unstable access to food. Addressing routine screening for food insecurity, identifying appropriate clinical actions (medical and nonmedical), and measuring changes in rates of food insecurity in populations make up the focus of this work. (National Quality Forum)

    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)

    Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit: Setting the Table for Healthy Eating   - The Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit is designed to help health educators, dietitians, physicians, other health care and nutrition professionals, social workers, youth counselors, and program directors teach consumers about the Nutrition Facts label and how to use the information it provides to make healthier food choices. The Toolkit offers a wide range of resources, including realistic tips on how to shop for and prepare food as well as order food when eating out to build a healthy diet.

    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)

    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))

    Nutrition Publications from MPR   - 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.)

    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)

    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) (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)

    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))

    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)

    Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)   - 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)

    The Healthy Eating Index   - The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a measure of diet quality, independent of quantity, that can be used to assess compliance with the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) and monitor changes in dietary patterns. The HEI also is a valuable tool for epidemiologic and economic research and can be used to evaluate nutrition interventions and consumer nutrition education programs. (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH)

    USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder   - Families can use this tool to find directions to nearby sites as well as hours of operation and contact information. Also, the USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish). (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

    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))

    Child Nutrition Sharing Site   - An online resource center providing Child Nutrition Programs with a means for sharing valuable resources related to program operations. The CNSS gives child nutrition professionals a one-stop shop to access high-quality resources and training materials in the child nutrition community that support current Federal regulations, policies, and guidance. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (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)

    Healthy Drinks, Healthy Kids   - Guidelines and accompanying technical report on healthy drinks for children. Site also contains a set of parent-focused one-minute videos, in English and Spanish, covering all the different topics included in the guidelines such as tips for swapping out sugary drinks and understanding different types of milk. Additional materials including infographics are also available. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

    Nutrition Education Resources & 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)

    Start Simple with MyPlate App   - Use app to pick simple daily food goals, see real-time progress, and earn badges along the way. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (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)

    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)

    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.

    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 Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs Interactive Web-Based Tool   - The interactive Food Buying Guide allows for easy searching, navigating, and displaying of content. In addition, users can compare yield information, create a favorite foods list, and access tools, such as: the FBG Calculator, Exhibit A Grains Tool, Download Food Buying Guide Recipe Analysis Workbook (RAW), and Product Formulation Statement (PFS) Workbook. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

    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)

    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)

    Hunger and food insecurity   - 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)

    Innovation in Nutrition Programs and Services Resource Hub   - The Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services Resource Hub contains documents for senior nutrition programs to understand and replicate the inventive programs and services piloted by the 2017 ACL grantees. (National Resource Center on Nutrition & Aging)

    Local Food Systems Response to COVID   - Hub is designed to assist local and regional food producers as USDA and its partners develop, share and assess resources on local and regional food system responses to COVID-19. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

    MedlinePlus: Nutrition for Older Adults   - 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)

    NCCOR Student Hub   - Tools and resources for students studying diet and physical activity. Students can access the Measures Registry Resource Suite, the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems, and the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities, which assist students with their evaluation projects, thesis papers, and more. (National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR))   - 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 (NNPHI))

    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))

    Toolkit for Mapping a Food System   - Toolkit provides a process for data collection, manipulation, and analysis to better understand local food structures in a region. (Cornell University)

    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))

      • + Certification and Credentialing

    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))