Nutrition Education: Links & Resources

The links and resources page allows you to explore other organizations working on nutrition education.

Action for Healthy Kids

Provides a one-stop source for information on Action for Health Kids (AFHK) national and state team initiatives, statistics on nutrition and physical activity in schools and a variety of resources for school-based change. AFHK is a public-private partnership of more than 40 national organizations and government agencies that addresses the epidemic of overweight, sedentary and undernourished youth by focusing on changes in schools to improve health.

American Dietetic Association

The American Dietetic Association is the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being through research, education and advocacy.

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

Supports breastfeeding and provides information, awareness and promotion of breast feeding as a natural way to ensure good nutrition from the start of life.

CalorieKing for Food Awareness
CalorieKing provides facts that generate changed thinking about food, and result in sustainable behavior improvements and better health.

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is a national coalition of health care professionals, educators, advocacy groups and concerned parents who counter the harmful effects of marketing to children through action, advocacy, education, research and collaboration among organizations and individuals who care about children.

Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition

The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, known as CFSAN, is one of six product-oriented centers, in addition to a nationwide field force, that carry out the mission of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CFSAN is responsible for promoting and protecting the public’s health by ensuring that the nation’s food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome and honestly labeled.

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. The Center is an agency of USDA’s Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services.

Choose My Plate.Gov

A tool developed by the USDA to help individuals apply the dietary guidelines. By entering the amount of each food group you need daily you can find out and receive a customized food guide.

Community Food Security Coalition

The Community Food Security Coalition aims at helping nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, state and local government agencies, tribes and individual citizens to fight hunger, improve nutrition, strengthen local food systems and empower low-income families to move towards self-sufficiency.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010  

Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published jointly every five years by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.

Economic Research Service (ERS) of the United States Department of Agriculture

ERS is the main source of economic information and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ERS research informs public and private decision-making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural resources and rural development.

FANTA Program

The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project (FANTA) supports integrated food security and nutrition programming to improve the health and well being of women and children. The ten-year project is managed by the Academy for Educational Development and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

The Food and Nutrition Information Center is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library. FNIC’s web site provides a directory of resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel.

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
FRAC is a leading national organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States. FRAC is a non-profit, non-partisan research and public policy center that serves as a hub of an anti-hunger network of thousands of individuals and agencies across the country.

Growing Chefs…Food Education from Field to Fork

Growing Chefs was founded in 2005 as a way to connect people to food, from the soil to the kitchen.  To connect to food, from field to fork, is to raise a generation of healthier eaters, more confident chefs, and better ecologically minded citizens.

Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of ADA (HEN)

The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group promotes optimal nutrition and well-being for all people, now and in the future, acknowledging the interdependence of food and water security, health, agriculture and the environment. HEN seeks to ensure that all people have access to food from a healthful, sustainable environment.

Junk Food Quiz

Test your knowledge of junk food in school.

La Leche League International

The mission of La Leche League International is to help mothers worldwide breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother.

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA)

The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity 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 Data
Nutrition Data (ND) provides nutrition facts, calorie counts and nutrient data for all foods and recipes. is a website that provides a large number of links and resources, including: food facts, health management, food safety, resources, food assistance and research. They can provide dietary recommendations, education programs, labeling, other food facts and issues concerning specific populations of adults, children, men, women, minorities, teens, seniors and special needs kids.

Nutrition Information and Research Center at Penn State University

NIRC offers information about food science and nutrition. This website has online fact sheets and other publications. It also has links to many other nutrition websites, making it a great place to begin searching for information on any nutrition-related topic.

Safe Food for the Hungry

Safe Food for the Hungry is run through Purdue University and provides information for various populations on nutrition.

Society for Nutrition Education

The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) represents the unique professional interests of nutrition educators in the United States and worldwide. SNE is dedicated to promoting healthy, sustainable food choices and has a vision of healthy people in healthy communities. SNE provides forums for sharing innovative strategies for nutrition education, expressing a range of views on important issues and disseminating research findings.

USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service

CREES Food, Nutrition and Health programs strengthen the nation’s capacity to address issues related to diet, health, food safety, food security and food science and technology.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

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