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US Federal Agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. www.cdc.gov

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (Guidelines), published in September 2011.

 

Let's Move! Campaign

The Let’s Move! campaign, started by First Lady Michelle Obama, has an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. www.letsmove.gov

 

National Cancer Institute
This is the number one site for cancer information for patients, caretakers and health professionals. www.nci.nih.gov

 

National Cancer Institute's 5 A Day for Better Health Program
Since 1991, the 5 A Day for Better Health Program has raised public awareness about the importance of fruits and vegetables in disease prevention. Through its unique national public-private partnership, "5 A Day" seeks to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables to 5 or more servings each day. http://www3.cancer.gov/extra/pcer/pcerpage/5factpage/

 

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives. www.nhlbi.nih.gov

 

National Institute on Aging

In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research. www.nia.nih.gov

 

National Institutes of Health

NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. www.nih.gov

 

Nutrition.gov
This new federal resource provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition. This national resource makes obtaining government information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity and food safety, easily accessible in one place for many Americans. www.nutrition.gov

 

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. www.hhs.gov

 

USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)

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. CNPP is an agency of USDA's Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. www.cnpp.usda.gov

 

USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

The mission of FNS is to provide children and needy families better access to food and a more healthful diet through its food assistance programs and comprehensive nutrition education efforts. www.fns.usda.gov/fns

 

USDA's MyPlate.gov

MyPlate offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan/ assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. www.chooseMyPlate.gov
(USDA/CNPP Nutrition Communicators Network - www.mypyramid.gov/partnerships)

(USDA/CNPP online diet, physical activity planning, assessment, and analysis tool -https://www.SuperTracker.usda.gov)

 

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

NIFA's unique mission is to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities by supporting research, education, and extension programs in the Land-Grant University System and other partner organizations. www.nifa.usda.gov

 

USDA's Team Nutrition

Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help  is a series of communication tools designed to help you engage teachers, principals, parents, food service managers and students in school wellness efforts. To support healthy food choices and physical activity at your school, a school-wide coordinated approach works best. USDA's Food and Nutrition Service is providing these resources under its Team Nutrition initiative to help you bring everyone together to promote student wellness and prevent childhood obesity. http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/healthiermiddleschools.htm

The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service offers a Team Nutrition lessons for grades 7 and 8. Nutrition Voyage: The Quest to be Our Best includes three lessons (treks) for each grade that are filled with:

  • Engaging ways for students to learn about making healthy food and physical activity choices
  • Standards-aligned activities for Math, Science, and English Language Arts
  • Opportunities for students to investigate, participate in a challenge, evaluate, and reflect


 

National Organizations

Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids is the largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by helping schools become healthier places and our kids learn to eat right, be active every day and be ready to learn. www.actionforhealthykids.com

 

Associate of Nutrition Departments and Programs (ANDP)

ANDP promotes, in cooperation with other educational institutions, government agencies, and industry, the common interests of academic units of nutrition in universities and colleges which offer or are principally responsible for the support of graduate degree programs in nutrition or the postgraduate training programs in nutrition located in the United States. www.fshn.hs.iastate.edu/andp

 

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies. www.cspinet.org

 

International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC)

IFIC is dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, food safety and nutrition for the public good. www.foodinsight.org

 

National Head Start Association (NHSA)
NHSA provides support for the entire Head Start community by advocating for policies that strengthen services to Head Start children and their families; by providing extensive training and professional development to Head Start staff; and by developing and disseminating research, information, and resources that enrich Head Start program delivery. www.nhsa.org

 

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA)

NANA 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. www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/nana.html

 

National Dairy Council (NDC)
NDC is the nutrition research, education and communications arm of Dairy Management Inc. On behalf of U.S. dairy farmers, NDC provides science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier society, including health professionals, educators, school nutrition directors, academia, industry, consumers, and media. www.nationaldairycouncil.org

 

National Health Information Network (NEA HIN)

As the non-profit health and safety arm of the National Education Association (NEA), the NEA Health Information Network (NEA HIN) provides health and safety information, programs, and services for the benefit of NEA's 3.2 million members and their 43 million students. NEA members include teachers, bus drivers, school custodians, cafeteria workers, and other school employees who make up almost 15,000 local associations throughout the U.S, and on military bases in Europe and Asia. http://www.neahin.org/

“Start School with Breakfast: A Guide to Increasing School Breakfast Participation”

 

Osteoarthritis Action Alliance

The Osteoarthritis (OA) Action Alliance is a broad coalition of public health leaders and stakeholders committed to elevating OA as a national health priority and promoting effective policy solutions that aim to address the individual and national toll of OA. http://oaactionalliance.org/

 

Wheat Foods Council

The Wheat Foods Council is an industry-wide partnership dedicated to increasing wheat and other grain foods consumption through nutrition information, education, research and promotional programs. www.wheatfoods.org

 

International Organizations

Canadian Home Economists Foundation

Canadian Home Economics Foundation provides improved quality of life to families and individuals in Canada by providing financial assistance to home economists in carrying out home economics research, developing educational tools, and in conducting public service projects, and to support post-secondary education related to the home economics profession. www.chef-fcef.ca

 

Dietitians of Canada

Dietitians of Canada (DC) is the national professional association for dietitians, representing almost 6000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. DC is one of the largest organizations of dietetic professionals in the world. www.dietitians.ca

 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. www.fao.org

 

Health Canada - Food and Nutrition

Information on food safety and nutrition, including Canada's Food Guide. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/index-eng.php

 

Health Canada - Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion

The Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion (ONPP) serves as a focal point and authoritative source for nutrition and healthy eating policy and promotion in Health Canada.  http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/hpfb-dgpsa/onpp-bppn/index-eng.php

 

International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE)

IFHE provides opportunities through practice, research and professional sharing that lead to improving  the quality of everyday life for individuals, families and households worldwide. www.ifhe.org

 

International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)

IUHPE is a unique worldwide, independent and professional association of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people through education, community action and the development of healthy public policy. www.iuhpe.org

 

Korean Society of Community Nutrition

The Korean Society of Community Nutrition was founded in 1995 to enhance nutritional status and promote health status of community members, nutritionally vulnerable population, workers, and all people through community nutrition research and public health nutrition practices. http://www.koscom.or.kr/

 

The Nutrition Society

The Nutrition Society advances the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health. www.nutritionsociety.org

 

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. www.who.int

 

 

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