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George Mateljan Foundation: The World's Healthiest Foods

George Mateljan developed this not-for-profit foundation "to discover, develop and share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating, and to provide the personalized support individuals need to make eating The World's Healthiest Foods enjoyable, easy, quick and affordable." The World's Healthiest Foods offers a smorgasbord of information under the three main categories...

http://www.whfoods.com/
FAO: Food and Nutrition

During the past few decades, there has been an increased concern over food safety and quality and human nutrition across the globe. A number of large international organizations have begun to bring their expertise and knowledge to the Web, and this site, developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is a good resource of information on these (and other) topics. The...

http://www.fao.org/nutrition/en/
The Child Care Nutrition Resource System

The Child Care Nutrition Resource System is developed by the University of Maryland's Department of Nutrition and Food Science and the USDA National Agricultural Library's Food and Nutrition Information Center. The Resource System is geared towards childcare providers who participate in USDA nutrition programs, but others interested in children's nutrition will find this website useful as well....

https://www.fns.usda.gov/healthy-meals-resource-system-hmrs
The City of Big Shoulders Takes on Trans-Fats

The City of Broad Shoulders-Not of Trans Fats http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5539138 Aldermen ask fast-food giants to explain use of trans fat oils http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/nearnorthwest/chi-0607200175jul20,1,4395530.story?coll=chi-newslocalnearnorthwest-hed Revealing Trans...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2006/0721
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seafood Watch Program

As an old saying goes, "There are only so many fish in the sea", and this is a saying that is becoming more and more true each year. With that in mind, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has developed the Seafood Watch site to help people make informed decisions about purchasing different types of seafood. The site contains sections such as "Which Seafood To Buy & Why" and "What You Can Do". In the "Which...

https://www.seafoodwatch.org:443/
A Place of Our Own

The multiple award-winning PBS television series, website and outreach program, A Place of Our Own, and the Spanish language version, Los Ni'os en su Casa is aimed at child caregivers including parents, grandparents, daycare workers, and nannies. The goal is to give child caregivers a supportive and informative place to turn for help with the important task of caring for children of their own or...

https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/documentaries/placeofour...
Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols

The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., advises the nation on science, engineering, and medicine, and their website allows the general public to be privy to their findings. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has released on their website a Phase I report of their recent study on "Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols". Visitors can find the full...

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/13221/front-of-package-nutrition...
Nutrition and healthy eating

The Mayo Clinic is known around the world for their medical facilities, and they also have a number of public outreach programs and health tips available on their website. This particular section of their site addresses nutrition and healthy eating concerns, and it is a valuable resource with information that has been vetted by their professional staff. The materials here are divided into six...

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-h...
In an effort to provide healthier dining options for schoolchildren, the United States Department of Agriculture unveils new lunchroom dietary standards

Students to see healthier school lunches under new USDA rules http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/25/10234671-students-to-see-healthier-school-lunches-under-new-usda-rules USDA To Require Healthier Meals In Schools With Updated Nutrition Standards http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/01/25/145836942/usda-to-require-healthier-meals-in-schools-with-updated-nutrition-standards Nation's...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0127
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Cornell University Cooperative Extension

The Cornell Cooperative Extension program brings Cornell University's land-grant programs to citizens across the Empire State. This website is part of the Extension's rather impressive public outreach efforts. Clicking on the Program Areas tab allows visitors to learn about various thematic work on subjects like Agriculture and Food Systems and Community and Economic Vitality. Each of these areas...

https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension
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