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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.
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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...
View Resource NPR: Nutrition Labels for Fast Foods

This website, from National Public Radio's Morning Edition, offers a look at legislation proposed in Congress that would require fast food and other chain restaurants to provide nutritional information for their menu items. The website offers complete audio of the story, which aired earlier this month. Visitors will also find a short article on the topic, links to related stories from NPR, and a...
View Resource 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...
View Resource USDA: Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

The main goal of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion is "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." Visitors to the site can take advantage of the very useful and pragmatic guidelines surrounding daily calorie intake suggestions, the MyPlate food suggestions, and...