Health Links to Other Sites


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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 food service, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
This initiative and website from USDA uses social media tools to help focus the public conversation about farming and food, while engaging American agriculture and linking producers to customers. To get started, visitwww.usda.gov/knowyourfarmer.
Farmers markets
Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm-fresh produce, and enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers. To search the database to find one of the 4,800 farmers market in the United States, visitapps.ams.usda.gov/FarmersMarkets.
Food and nutrition information
For access to more Federal government food and nutrition information, visit www.nutrition.gov.
Fruits and Veggies – More Matters
Offering expert cooking advice, nutrition information, and shopping tips, the Fruits & Veggies – More Matters campaign demonstrates that eating MORE fruits and vegetables does matter to all of us. The Fruits & Veggies – More Matters campaign replaces the 5 A Day for Better Health Program. For more information, visitwww.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
For the 95-page scientific document (the Dietary Guidelines Policy Document)
www.cnpp.usda.gov/DGAs2010-PolicyDocument.htm

For more information about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
www.dietaryguidelines.gov


Nutrition Facts Label & Qualified Health Claims

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has information about understanding and using the Nutrition Facts label on food products, as well as information about Qualified Health Claims on food product labels.

Food and Nutrition Service Assistance Program
For more information about USDA nutrition assistance programs
www.fns.usda.gov/fns/


Food safety information
For information about keeping food safe to eat
www.fsis.usda.gov/Food_Safety_Education/Food_Safety_Education_Programs/index.asp

For access to more Federal government food safety information
www.foodsafety.gov/

For information about mercury in fish
http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/03/briefing/4010b1-11-fish-data-revised.pdf


Physical activity

Fitness.gov is the website of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Their mission is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans across the lifespan to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.

For information about physical activity and health
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/index.htm


Food composition
For data on the nutrient content of specific foods
http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl


Coronary heart disease/cardiovascular disease
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cad/