Nutrition and Portion sizes
Support for this project was provided by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Rudd Foundation. Authors: Jennifer L. Harris, Ph.D., M.B.A. Marlene B. Schwartz, Ph.D. Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D.
Website for new federal nutrition guidelines for the public and for health professionals and teachers; free resources
Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers. A service of the National Agricultural Library, USDA.
The Food and Nutrition Information Center - a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971 - provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
State and localities across the nation are implementing policies to provide healthier food and beverage choices in public places. They are establishing food and nutrition guidelines for government agencies, worksites, hospitals and organizations for food and beverages served and sold through vending machines, cafeterias, concession stands, programs, etc.
Additional resources, including nutrition standards, model policies, and lessons learned are available here.
The new website Bag the Junk: http://www.neahin.org/bagthejunk/ was developed by the National Education Association Health Information Networks. The website features tools, policy briefs and fact sheets about the importance of improving the nutritional quality of competitive foods, defined as food and beverages sold outside of school meals. The website also is home to shareable infographics about school nutrition, news highlighting trends in school food, healthy snack ideas for school cafeterias and a la carte lines and success stories.
Here is a sample of a policy recommendation.