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Links to other organizations and sites that provide current and accurate nutrition information and resources:

Program Information:

National Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) (sponsored by USDA).
Assists limited-resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being. http://nifa.usda.gov/program/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-efnep

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (sponsored by the Federal Food Stamp Program). The focus is on nutrition and putting healthy food within reach for low income households. Through nutrition education partners, SNAP helps clients learn to make healthy eating and choose active lifestyles within a limited budget.
www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap

General Nutrition Information:

Fruits and Veggies More Matters (sponsored by Produce for Better Health Foundation)
Provides information about the benefits of fruits and vegetables. Also includes tips on how to incorporate them into daily diet.
www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org

Food and Nutrition Information Center (sponsored by USDA National Agricultural Library)
Provides links to nutrition topics.
fnic.nal.usda.gov

MyPlate (sponsored by USDA)
Information on MyPlate, the new food guide.
www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlate

Nutrition Information (sponsored by USDA National Agriculutural Library)
Includes resources for nutrition education, nutrition facts, and nutrition in the life cycle.
www.nutrition.gov

Food Safety Consumer Info:

Food Safety Consumer website
Home to federal food safety information.
www.foodsafety.gov

CDC Food Safety Homepage
www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN Consumer Information)
https://www.fda.gov/Food/default.htm

Foodborne Illness and Disease Fact Sheets (sponsored by USDA and FDA)
Include information on general foodborne illness and specific pathogens.
https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/foodborne-illness-and-disease

Massachusetts Partnership for Food Safety Education (MPFSE)
www.mafoodsafetyeducation.info

Be Food Safe™ website
www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/teach-others/fsis-educational-campaigns/be-food-safe

Penn State Food Safety
extension.psu.edu/food/preservation

Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE)
www.fightbac.org/

Pathogenic Bacteria (The “Bad Bug Book”)
https://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/CausesOfIllnessBadBugBook/

Travelers’ Health
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

Home Food Preservation
Learn how to can, freeze, dry, cure, smoke, ferment, pickle, make jam and jelly, and store food safely. National Center for Home food preservation
www.uga.edu/nchfp/

Pressure canner dial gauge testing locations
UNH Cooperative Extension - Family, Home & Garden Education Center (extension.unh.edu/Gardens-Landscapes/Education-Center-Information-Line).

Call the county office (https://extension.unh.edu/County-Office-Locations)) nearest to you for an appointment and to make sure the educator will be in.

If you want to send the gauge, send it to Alice A. Mullen at the address below. You may include a check or postage paid envelope for return mailing.

Alice A. Mullen, MS, RD, LD
Administrator, Family, Home & Garden Education Center
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 629-9494 x 150
(603) 629-9998 (fax)
alice.mullen@unh.edu

To learn more about testing your pressure canner dial gauge, go to:
https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/news/

Food Service - ServSafe®

FDA Food Code
https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/RetailFoodProtection/FoodCode/default.htm

Mass. Dept of Public Health-Food Protection program
www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/environmental-health/food-safety/

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Food Protection Program- Retail Food Safety Training Resources
www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/environmental-health/food-safety/retail-food/

Massachusetts Food Protection Manager Certification Exam and Trainer Directory
www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/environmental/foodsafety/food-safety-exam-trainers.pdf

Examining the Food Certification Exam
www.umassone.net/ete/

Massachusetts Restaurant Association
www.themassrest.org/

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
https://www.chooserestaurants.org/

ServSafe®
https://www.servsafe.com/home

Massachusetts Partnership for Food Safety Education (MPFSE)
www.mafoodsafetyeducation.info

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
https://www.epa.gov/

Disease Prevention/Alternative Medicine/Health:

American Cancer Society (sponsored by American Cancer Society)
Contains information about the relationship between food and cancer, and provides nutrition tips. Also provides up to date research findings on the topic.
www.cancer.org

American Diabetes Association (sponsored by American Diabetes Association)
Contains information about the relationship between nutrition and diabetes, and provides tips and specific diet recommendations for diabetes patients. Also provides up to date research findings on the topic.
www.diabetes.org

American Heart Association (sponsored by American Heart Association)
Provides information on the link between nutrition and cardiovascular disease, and gives tips and guidelines for a healthy diet. Also provides up to date research findings on the topic.
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

National Cancer Institute (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Contains information about the relationship between food and cancer, and provides nutrition tips.
Also provides up to date research findings on the topic.
https://www.cancer.gov/

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (sponsored by Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Includes a variety of nutrition, physical activity, and public health resources.
www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/index.htm

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Provides information on alternative approaches to medicine.
https://nccih.nih.gov/

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (sponsored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Health information and nutrition recommendations specific to certain diseases.
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/

Office of Dietary Supplements (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Health information related to supplements.
ods.od.nih.gov/HealthInformation

Nutrition Advocacy:

Center for Science in the Public Health Interest (sponsored by Center for Science in the Public Health Interest)
Nutrition advocacy organization. Includes a newsletter about activism in the field of nutrition.
https://cspinet.org/

Food Labeling:

Food Labeling and Nutrition (sponsored by Food and Drug Administration)
Provides information about food labeling regulations.
https://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/default.htm

Women's Health:

National Women’s Health Information Center (sponsored by US Department of Health and Human Services)
Health information geared specifically towards females.
www.womenshealth.gov

Strong Women (sponsored by Dr. Miriam Nelson, Associate Professor, Tufts University)
Information for women on physical activity. Many interactive tools and tips.
www.strongwomen.com

Food Allergies:

Food Allergy Research & Education
Provides comprehensive information on food allergies
www.foodallergy.org

Professional Research:

Harvard School of Public Health (sponsored by Harvard School of Public Health)
Harvard’s alternative approach to MyPlate, the new food guide.
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate/

National Institutes of Health (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Includes up to date research on nutrition related topics. Also funding opportunities for professionals interested in conducting health research.
https://www.nih.gov/health-information

Online Diet Analysis Tools:

SuperTracker (sponsored by USDA)
Allows individuals to analyze diet and fitness and compare to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.
www.supertracker.usda.gov

USDA Food Composition Data (sponsored by USDA Agricultural Research Service)
Allows individuals to search individual foods in the USDA nutrient database.
ndb.nal.usda.gov

Sites With Nutrition Information For Schools:

Action for Healthy Kids
Focuses on changing the school environment to reduce obesity and hunger and to increase physical activity among youth. Action for Healthy Kids consists of 70 leading national organizations, associations and government agencies representing education, nutrition, fitness, and health.
www.actionforhealthykids.org

The School Nutrition Association
National, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 56,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.
https://schoolnutrition.org/

The Children’s Health Project Network (sponsored by Children’s Health Fund)
Provides culturally diverse nutrition education lesson plans for children of all ages and backgrounds.
www.childrenshealthfund.org

Eat Smart (sponsored by Washington State Dairy Council)
Includes numerous nutrition resource links.
www.eatsmart.org

Fuel Up To Play 60 (sponsored by National Dairy Council and National Football League)
Homepage for Fuel Up to Play 60, a program that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school.
https://www.fueluptoplay60.com/

John Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition (sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Education located at Framingham State University)
Geared towards Massachusetts schools. Provides a variety of nutrition resources for professionals.
http://www.johnstalkerinstitute.org/

National Food Service Management Institute (sponsored by University of Mississippi)
Resource for school nutrition professionals and anyone connected with the Child Nutrition Programs: school lunch, school breakfast, summer feeding, and Child and Adult Care.
www.nfsmi.org

New England Dairy Council (sponsored by New England Dairy Council)
Includes nutrition education resources for families, schools, and professionals.
www.newenglanddairycouncil.org

Portion Distortion Quiz (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Quizzes on nutrition and access to presentations for educators.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/portion/index.htm

Team Nutrition (sponsored by Food and Nutrition Service)
Offers online nutrition education for teachers and information for families.
https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/team-nutrition

For Kids and Families:

Children’s Nutrition Research Center (sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine with Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Includes many interactive tools, nutrition resources for families, and education and training links.
www.bcm.edu/cnrc

Dole 5 a Day (sponsored by Dole)
Tips on increasing fruit and vegetable intake
www.dole.com/#/superkids

FDA Kids (sponsored by Food and Drug Administration)
Site about health for children. Includes a number of interactive games and quizzes geared towards children.
https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForKids/default.htm

Kids Health (sponsored by The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media)
Nutrition and health website for parents, youth, and teens.
http://kidshealth.org/

Nutrition For Kids (sponsored by 24 Carrot Press by Connie Evers, MS, RD, to promote the nutritional health of children and adolescents)
Includes a nutrition newsletter and other resources for children and their families.
www.nutritionforkids.com

Powerful Bones, Powerful Girls (sponsored by Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Includes quizzes and games, aiming at increasing bone health among girls. (Geared for young girls and teens.)
http://www.bestbonesforever.org/

USDA for Kids (sponsored by United States Department of Agriculture)
Includes nutrition education for children.
https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/initiatives/usda-kids

For Professionals:

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (sponsored by AND)
Professional association for registered dietitians.
https://www.eatrightma.org/index.php

Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition (sponsored by General Mills)
Includes product information, recent nutrition news, and WIC resources.
www.bellinstitute.com

Massachusetts Dietetic Association (sponsored by MDA)
Massachusetts chapter of the AND.
www.eatrightma.org

Nutrition Jobs
Link for nutrition professionals to find or post jobs.
www.nutritionjobs.com

WIC topics A-Z (sponsored by United States Department of Agriculture)
Resources for maternal and child health
https://wicworks.fns.usda.gov/topics-z

Food Preservation:

The National Center for Home Food Preservation
Includes recommendations for most methods of home food preservation.
nchfp.uga.edu