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Local Food Resources
Bread of the Mighty Food Bank
Offers mobile pantry distributions. Area administrator for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), commonly known as “commodities." Includes children's nutrition programs Kids Cafe, weekend backpack programs, summer food service, and after-school snack programs.
Find donors who typically waste otherwise nutritious and/or prepared foods and redistribute this food to people in Alachua County demonstrating moderate to high levels of food insecurity.
Florida Organic Growers
Fresh Access Bucks for more inexpensive fruits and vegetables. GIFT Gardens help low-income families grow their own produce.
UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
The Family, Youth, and Community Services extension program includes information about family financial management, nutrition, food safety & health.
Nutrition Internet Resources
Eat Right - American Dietetic Association
Nutrition information for the public, sutdents and health professionals. Includes some info in Spanish and chinese
Food and Nutrition Information Center - USDA
US Department of Agriculture's FNIC is a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination with resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
Home Food Safety- American Dietetic Association
Educates consumers about food safety anf preventing food borne disease.
How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label - FDA
US Food and Drug Adminstratiion's Guide to the food label. Makeing your calories count instructs consumers on using the food library to plan a healthy diet.
Healthy Weight- it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle - CDC
Includes assessing one;'s weight, maintaining a healthy wieght, losing weight, physical activity, health efffects of being overweight and tips for parents.
Obesity -World Health Organization
Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Nutrition - World Health Organization
The WHO Department of Nutrition for Health and Development is developing guidance on population dietary goals and evidence informed policies and programmes.
Nutrition.gov - National Agricultural Library
Provides online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers. Includes information on foodassistance programs, food safety,
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers. Includes links to MyPyramid food guide, dietary guidelines ,MyFoodapedia. Informaiton for childrenas well as new and expecting moms
Food and Nutrition
Lists topics in Medlineplus including vitamins, minerals, food allergies, cholesterol and foodborne disease,
A nationwide initiative to promote making healthy choices, improving food quality in schools and increasing access to healthy, affordable food.
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