NUTRITION RESOURCES AND LINKS
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, intended for Americans ages 2 years and over, are updated and jointly issued every 5 years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which provide advice about making informed food choices, consuming fewer calories and being physically active to reduce risk of chronic disease, achieve and maintain a healthy weight and promote overall health.
ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics founded in the US 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 and advocacy. The members of the Academy play an important role in shaping the public’s food choices and offer medical nutrition therapy and preventive services in various settings.
The American Diabetes Association is a health organization in the US leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, delivering services to hundreds of communities, providing objective and credible information, giving voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
The American Heart Association is the oldest and largest voluntary organization in the US dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, providing public health education, CPR education training, science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals and helping people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization in the US that is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.