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Healthy Eating - Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
Web Address: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=8964
 

This Web site has an interactive database that allows users to find nutrition information, including the calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate content of many foods.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL  60606-6995
Phone: 1-800-877-0877
Email: knowledge@eatright.org
Web Address: www.eatright.org
 

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sets standards for all types of prescribed diets. The organization produces a variety of consumer information, including videos. This group will help you find a registered dietitian in your area who provides nutrition counseling.


ChooseMyPlate.gov
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA  22302-1594
Phone: 1-888-779-7264
Email: support@cnpp.usda.gov
Web Address: www.choosemyplate.gov
 

The USDA food guide website provides many options to help people make healthy food choices and to be active every day. Enter your age, gender, and activity level to get a food plan specific to your needs. You can also print out worksheets for tracking your progress and goals. On this website, you'll find answers to many of your questions about healthy eating.


Food and Nutrition Information Center
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Suite 105
Beltsville, MD  20705
Phone: (301) 504-5414
Fax: (301) 504-6409
Web Address: http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/
 

This U.S. Department of Agriculture Web site has information about nutrition, food labels, weight, dietary guidelines, food safety, supplements, nutrition research, and more.


National Agricultural Library: Nutrition.gov
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD  20705
Phone: (301) 504-5414
Fax: (301) 504-6409
Web Address: www.nutrition.gov
 

This Web site has information on nutrition, healthy eating, exercise, and food safety. You can use an e-mail form to ask a food-related question.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Phone: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)
Email: ConsumerInfo@fda.hhs.gov
Web Address: www.fda.gov
 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA provides accurate, science-based information about medicines and foods and helps protect public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of:

  • Human and veterinary drugs.
  • Biological products.
  • Medical devices.
  • The U.S. food supply.
  • Cosmetics.
  • Products that emit radiation.

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Last Updated: January 25, 2013
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