USDA’s My Plate
My Plate and nutrition information from the United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Eligibility Manual for School Meals
Federal policy for determining and verifying eligibility for child nutrition programs
USDA Recipes for Schools
Quantity recipes for school food service from the USDA
USDA Team Nutrition Resource Library
Comprehensive listing of all the resources available through Team Nutrition to schools and child care facilities that
participate in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs.
USDA Food & Nutrition Service
Online information about USDA nutrition assistance programs
USDA Nutrient Data Base
Food and nutrition database from the USDA
USDA Commodity Fact Sheets for Schools
This page provides links to the newly formatted and updated USDA Commodity Fact Sheets developed for commodities
expected to be available for schools and institutions participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Other
Child Nutrition Programs, and the Nutrition Services Incentive Program.
FDA: How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label
Label-building skills to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute
to a healthy diet.
Nutrition fact sheets and labels
Nutrition information, plus unique analysis tools that tell you more about how foods affect your health and make it easier
to choose healthy foods.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. AND is
committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education
International Food Information Council
IFIC's mission is to communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition to health and nutrition
professionals, educators, journalists, government officials and others providing information to consumers.
Massachusetts Food Safety Partnership
Food safety information for the workplace and home
Harvard School of Public Health: The Nutrition Source
Guidelines for healthy eating from the Harvard School of Public Health
Nutrient Rich Foods Council
This webiste offers information to help you eat the nutrient-rich way – that means getting the most vitamins, minerals,
and other nutrients – but not too many calories – from the foods you choose. The information is based on nutrition
guidelines from the USDA’s MyPyramid.
USDA Healthy Meals Resource System
The Healthy Meals Resource System is an online information center for USDA Child Nutrition Programs (CNP)
and has been delivering resources to CNP staff since 1995.
Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies in Schools
Comprehensive document that reviews food allergies as well as how to plan for students with food allergies.
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Resource for information on food allergies and food allergy reactions
American Diabetes Association: Safe at School
Information you need in order to understand diabetes and provide a safe environment for all of your students.
Mayo Clinic Food Allergy Information
How to read food labels for food allergens
Delete the Wheat - Nutritional Counseling for the Gluten Free Diet & General Health
Nutritional counseling for the gluten free diet and general health
Celiac Disease Foundation
Information on celiac disease
The Vegetarian Resource Group
Information on vegetarian and vegan nutrition. Includes tips for including vegetarian meals in schools.
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through
training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and
community support for healthy eating and physical activity.
John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition
Healthy school snack recommendations, Wellness Policy resources, and more.
Nutrition, food, and physical activity resources for kids, parents, and health educators. Games and other interactive
components on website.
Action for Healthy Kids
National nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth
by focusing on changes in schools. Nutrition education resources.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League that
promotes healthy eating and physical activity in schools.
The Farmer Grows a Rainbow
This site provides teachers with classroom-ready resources to improve nutrition education among Pre-K-5 students.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences: Nutrition Information and Resource Center
Provides links to other websites as well as online publications. Information on everything from general nutrition to food
Whole Grains Council
The Whole Grains Council helps consumers find whole grain foods and understand their health benefits; helps
manufacturers create delicious whole grain products; and helps the media write accurate, compelling stories about
Farm to School Programs in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Farm to School Project matches up schools and farmers helping to create sustainable local foods
Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom
Massachusetts agriculture education resources
New England Dairy and Food Council
Nutrition and school wellness information from the New England Dairy and Food Council
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS)
The CHHCS is a nonpartisan resource center at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health
Services. Its goal is to achieve better health outcomes for children and adolescents through school-connected health
programs and services.
National Food Service Management Institute
Information and training material that promotes the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs.
The Journal of Child Nutrition and Management
The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management features up-to-date research articles on significant issues affecting child
nutrition and school foodservice management.
Peapod Online Grocery Shopping
Great place to get nutrient data on brand name products
Institute of Medicine
Science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Online resource for health information from the government
Cleveland Center for Consumer Health
Health information from the Cleveland Clinic
General health information
General health information
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