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Nutrition -- United States

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America's Eating Habits: Changes and Consequences

This new book from the US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, USDA ERS (last noted in the May 7, 1999 Scout Report) offers a comprehensive review of eating habits and the state of nutrition in America. Downloadable by chapter or in its entirety in .pdf format, the book presents a multi-disciplinary perspective on nutrition issues, addressing topics ranging from "dietary guidelines...

https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=422...
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2000, 5th Edition

On May 27, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the fifth edition of The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are designed to provide scientifically grounded, but easy-to-understand, suggestions for diets that promote good health. The newest edition has been redesigned to be more consumer-friendly, and also contains safe food...

https://www.fns.usda.gov/dietary-guidelines-2000
American Dietetic Association

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) is an online resource for nutrition and health that offers a vast amount of information on attaining and maintaining a healthy life style. This Web site offers everything from nutrition and health tips, to a complete food and nutrition guide, to books and other resources. Furthermore, ADA has a national referral service that links consumers, physicians, food...

https://www.eatright.org/
From Wallet to Waistline: The Hidden Costs of Supersizing

Sponsored by the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity, this 14-page report documents the immense health risks that may result because of the ubiquity of "value" meals proffered by fast-food outlets. During the first week of May 2002, members of the National Alliance gathered pricing data of various convenience foods and meals in Washington DC, Des Moines, Little Rock, Sacramento, and...

https://cspinet.org/resource/wallet-waistline-hidden-costs-s...
Nutrition.gov

This site from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is designed to serve as a portal to resources and information on nutrition, healthy eating, and food safety available across government Websites. These resources are organized by category on the main page, including food facts, food safety, lifecycle issues, research, and health management, among others. Each of these is further divided by...

https://www.nutrition.gov/
Out of Balance: Marketing of Soda, Candy, Snacks and Fast Foods Drowns Out Healthful Messages

Despite the best intentions of many public health educators and concerned parents, the obesity problem in the United States continues to grow. A number of organizations have been interested in looking at the role of advertising as a part of this process, and this particular 31-page report on the subject will be of interest to many. Jointly published by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network and...

https://advocacy.consumerreports.org/wp-content/uploads/2005...
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Center for Science in the Public Interest

For balance, read the American Council on Science and Health’s arch enemy, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). As a consumer advocacy organization, CSPI also has clear goals. As such, the organization conducts original research and attempts to provide objective information on such topics as food, alcohol, health, and the environment. On the site, read through the News Releases...

https://cspinet.org/
USDA: Food & Nutrition Service

Despite the abundance of foodstuffs in the United States, many individuals and families go hungry on a regular basis. There are a number of public and private organizations working to address this problem, and the USDA's Food & Nutrition Service is just such an organization. Their website allows persons working in this area to learn about their various nutrition assistance programs through their...

https://www.fns.usda.gov/
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American Council on Science and Health

It’s a well rehearsed trope that information age homo sapiens have access to more information than any previous generation. In fact, it seems we create more information in two days than was generated, period, before 2003. But finding good information? That’s tricky. Take a look at the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) if you want peer-reviewed, expert opinions about issues related to...

https://www.acsh.org/
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center

Nutrition is very important, and coming across high-quality websites on the subject is a real treat. The United States Department of Agriculture created the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) in 1971, and their work is designed to provide a broad range of resources of nutrition for health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers. As with many of the USDA's sites,...

https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
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