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Food Science & Human Nutrition: Government Websites

Resources for the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Government and Related Websites

Federal Government Websites

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

A web site of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration that offers information on food safety, nutrition, government regulations and programs.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.

Economic Research Service

 This site provides access to information about food safety, biotechnology, food marketing and consumption, and nutrition.

Food and Nutrition Information Center

 A Federal Government web site with links to publications, databases, and program materials.

FoodData Central

Provides expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural research. Supported by both the Agricultural Research Service and National Agricultural Library.

Food Environment Atlas

Resource for understanding the complexities of food environments and their influence on dietary choices and nutrition. This collection offers food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, community characteristics, and access to maps by state or county.

Food Safety and Inspection Service

This site provides access to current news on food safety as well as information on food safety programs, regulations, and organizations.

Your Gateway to Food Safety Information. Get the latest news, alerts, and tips on safely handling and storing food to prevent food poisoning.>

Herbs at a Glance

Herbs at a Glance is a series of brief fact sheets by the NIH that provides basic information about specific herbs or botanicals—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.

Website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices.

Office of Dietary Supplements

Information and answers to frequently asked questions on nutritional supplements

Pesticides and Food

EPA Information on pesticide residue limits on food.

President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

Promotes healthy lifestyles through fitness, sports, and nutrition programs and initiatives that educate, empower, and engage Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

USDA Food Service Fact Sheets

Food safety education information for various topics

State Government Websites

Illinois Department on Aging:

Nutrition Programs

Illinois State Board of Education

Nutrition Division.

Local Government Websites

Champaign Urbana Public Health District

Food Sanitation Codes and Information.


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