CDC nutrition efforts cover a wide spectrum of related topics. Good nutrition is vital to good health, disease prevention, and essential for healthy growth and development of children and adolescents. This site also includes nutrition resources for health professionals.
The CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity’s Data, Trends and Maps online tool allows you to search for and view indicators related to nutrition, physical activity and obesity. You can search on the basis of a specific location or an indicator.
The Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to focus on eating a healthful diet — one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent disease. A healthy diet can reduce the risk of major chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers.
FDA is responsible forprotecting the public health by assuring that foods (except for meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture) are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled.
Free evidence-based clinical nutrition education for medical students, residents, fellows, and other physicians. Online Nutrition Modules: 1. evidence-based clinical nutrition education for advanced healthcare professionals, including physicians, residents, and fellows 2:A core nutrition curriculum for medical students that includes both the preventive and therapeutic aspects of medical nutrition care for both pre-clinical and clinical education.
In 2012, more than 47 million Americans lived in households that had difficulty putting food on the table and USDA helped provide a hunger safety net for these families. In times of record need, USDA has provided critical nutrition assistance to millions of families. Learn more about how USDA is delivering results and working hard to provide a safe, sufficient and nutritious food supply for the American people.
The WHO Department of Nutrition for Health and Development is: developing guidance on population dietary goals and evidenceinformed policies and programmes; disseminating and advocating for the adoption of evidence-informed policies and programmes and support country adaptation; monitoring global trends in nutrition and supporting surveillance in countries.
FoodData Central is an integrated data system that allows easy access to USDA’s existing food composition data and provides nutrient content information. By including dietary supplements, and experimental agricultural data—FoodData Central contributes to the alignment of nutrient data with other key data systems, such as public health data, consumer data, sustainability and environmental data, and other nutrition and food databases.