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Nutrition Websites

   Nutrition Websites

    USDA’s My Plate
    My Plate and nutrition information from the United States Department of Agriculture

    USDA Eligibility Manual for School Meals
    Federal policy for determining and verifying eligibility for child nutrition programs

    USDA Recipes for Schools
    Quantity recipes for school food service from the USDA

    USDA Team Nutrition Resource Library
    Comprehensive listing of all the resources available through Team Nutrition to schools and child care facilities that
    participate in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs.

    USDA Food & Nutrition Service
    Online information about USDA nutrition assistance programs

    USDA Nutrient Data Base
    Food and nutrition database from the USDA
    USDA Commodity Fact Sheets for Schools
    This page provides links to the newly formatted and updated USDA Commodity Fact Sheets developed for commodities
    expected to be available for schools and institutions participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Other
    Child Nutrition Programs, and the Nutrition Services Incentive Program.
    FDA: How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label
    Label-building skills to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute
    to a healthy diet.

    Nutrition fact sheets and labels
    Nutrition information, plus unique analysis tools that tell you more about how foods affect your health and make it easier
    to choose healthy foods.

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. AND is
    committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education
    and advocacy.

    International Food Information Council
    IFIC's mission is to communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition to health and nutrition
    professionals, educators, journalists, government officials and others providing information to consumers.
    Massachusetts Food Safety Partnership
    Food safety information for the workplace and home

    Harvard School of Public Health: The Nutrition Source
    Guidelines for healthy eating from the Harvard School of Public Health

    Nutrient Rich Foods Council
    This webiste offers information to help you eat the nutrient-rich way – that means getting the most vitamins, minerals,
    and other nutrients – but not too many calories – from the foods you choose. The information is based on nutrition
    guidelines from the USDA’s MyPyramid.

    USDA Healthy Meals Resource System
    The Healthy Meals Resource System is an online information center for USDA Child Nutrition Programs (CNP)
    and has been delivering resources to CNP staff since 1995.

    Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies in Schools
    Comprehensive document that reviews food allergies as well as how to plan for students with food allergies.

    The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
    Resource for information on food allergies and food allergy reactions

    American Diabetes Association: Safe at School
    Information you need in order to understand diabetes and provide a safe environment for all of your students.

    Mayo Clinic Food Allergy Information
    How to read food labels for food allergens

    Delete the Wheat - Nutritional Counseling for the Gluten Free Diet & General Health
    Nutritional counseling for the gluten free diet and general health

    Celiac Disease Foundation
    Information on celiac disease

    The Vegetarian Resource Group
    Information on vegetarian and vegan nutrition. Includes tips for including vegetarian meals in schools.

    Team Nutrition
    Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through
    training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and
    community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

    John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition
    Healthy school snack recommendations, Wellness Policy resources, and more.
    Nutrition, food, and physical activity resources for kids, parents, and health educators. Games and other interactive
    components on website.

    Action for Healthy Kids
    National nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth
    by focusing on changes in schools. Nutrition education resources.

    Fuel Up to Play 60
    Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League that
    promotes healthy eating and physical activity in schools.

    The Farmer Grows a Rainbow
    This site provides teachers with classroom-ready resources to improve nutrition education among Pre-K-5 students.

    Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences: Nutrition Information and Resource Center
    Provides links to other websites as well as online publications. Information on everything from general nutrition to food

    Whole Grains Council
    The Whole Grains Council helps consumers find whole grain foods and understand their health benefits; helps
    manufacturers create delicious whole grain products; and helps the media write accurate, compelling stories about
    whole grains.

    Farm to School Programs in Massachusetts
    The Massachusetts Farm to School Project matches up schools and farmers helping to create sustainable local foods
    purchasing relationships.

    Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom
    Massachusetts agriculture education resources

    New England Dairy and Food Council
    Nutrition and school wellness information from the New England Dairy and Food Council

    The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS)
    The CHHCS is a nonpartisan resource center at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health
    Services. Its goal is to achieve better health outcomes for children and adolescents through school-connected health
    programs and services.

    National Food Service Management Institute
    Information and training material that promotes the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs.

    The Journal of Child Nutrition and Management
    The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management features up-to-date research articles on significant issues affecting child
    nutrition and school foodservice management.

    Peapod Online Grocery Shopping
    Great place to get nutrient data on brand name products

    Institute of Medicine
    Science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Online resource for health information from the government

    Cleveland Center for Consumer Health
    Health information from the Cleveland Clinic

    General health information

    CNN Health
    General health information
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