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View Resource U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Food and Nutrition Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that their Food and Consumer Service, which oversees the Food Stamp Program, school meals programs, WIC, and a dozen other nutrition programs, has established a bulletin board system on FedWorld, an electronic marketplace for federal program information.
View Resource 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...
View Resource 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...
View Resource Public School Cafeterias Enter the Atkins Debate

The Atkins diet -- predicated on substantially lowering one's intake of carbohydrates -- has finally reached the common, garden-variety, public school cafeteria. Typically, school cafeteria menus have been resilient to various nutritional fads, despite the pleading of various interest groups. School lunch menus themselves are the result of recommendations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture,...
View Resource BioEd Online: Food and Fitness

BioEd Online continues in their fine tradition on online teaching resources with the release of the Food and Fitness professional development workshop for teachers and other interested parties. Created with funding from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, the workshop provides "an opportunity to explore research that uncovers ways to reduce space-related health problems through diet,...
View Resource What's Cooking Uncle Sam?

Based on a 2011 exhibit at the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C., this resource-packed site is a true boon for educators and all those fascinated by how the U.S. government has attempted to influence the ways its citizens think about food. Readers may want to start by selecting the "What's Cooking Uncle Sam online exhibit on Google Cultural Institute" link to view images and text from...