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Food and Nutrition

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)
As an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 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 site provides access to data, a variety of tools, reports and publications, and other resources.

Dietary Supplements Labels Database
This databases captures information on dietary supplement labels. Ingredients are linked to other National Library of Medicine databases to allow users to understand the characteristics of ingredients and view the results of research pertaining to them. This database is expected to grow and will eventually include most dietary supplement products sold to American consumers.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Dedicated to eradicating hunger and achieving food security for all, the FAO website provides statistics, publications, and detailed information for countries worldwide. Among the site’s many resources are county profiles with data relating to hunger, food, and agriculture.

Food and Drug Administration – Food
This page provides information on food ingredients & packaging, food safety, labeling & nutrition, and more. It also includes resources for health care professionals and access to FDA documents.

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
As an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), FNS is the federal agency responsible for administering the nation’s domestic nutrition assistance programs. Working in partnership with cooperating organizations, FNS increases food security and reduces hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthy diet, and nutrition education.
This site provides access to food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers, educators and health professionals.

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
Through its website, the ODS provides information on dietary supplement use and safety, dietary supplement fact sheets, nutrient recommendations, access to information on dietary supplement ingredients, resources for researchers, and information on funding opportunities.

Weight Management & Healthy Living Tips
Provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Health Information Center, this provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.

Updated 12/14/20