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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. 

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.

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. 

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

MyPlate (sponsored by USDA)
Information on MyPlate, the new food guide.

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

Food Safety Consumer Info:

Food Safety Consumer website
Home to federal food safety information.

CDC Food Safety Homepage

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN Consumer Information)

Foodborne Illness and Disease Fact Sheets (sponsored by USDA and FDA)
Include information on general foodborne illness and specific pathogens.

Massachusetts Partnership for Food Safety Education (MPFSE)

Be Food Safe™ website

Penn State Food Safety

Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE)

Pathogenic Bacteria (The “Bad Bug Book”)

Travelers’ Health

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

Pressure canner dial gauge testing locations
UNH Cooperative Extension - Family, Home & Garden Education Center (

Call the county office ( 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)

To learn more about testing your pressure canner dial gauge, go to:

Food Service - ServSafe®

FDA Food Code

Mass. Dept of Public Health-Food Protection program 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Food Protection Program- Retail Food Safety Training Resources

Massachusetts Food Protection Manager Certification Exam and Trainer Directory

Examining the Food Certification Exam

Massachusetts Restaurant Association

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation


Massachusetts Partnership for Food Safety Education (MPFSE)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Provides information on alternative approaches to medicine.

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.

Office of Dietary Supplements (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Health information related to supplements.

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.

Food Labeling:

Food Labeling and Nutrition (sponsored by Food and Drug Administration)
Provides information about food labeling regulations.

Women's Health:

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

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

Food Allergies:

Food Allergy Research & Education
Provides comprehensive information on food allergies

Professional Research:

Harvard School of Public Health (sponsored by Harvard School of Public Health)
Harvard’s alternative approach to MyPlate, the new food guide.

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.

Online Diet Analysis Tools:

MyPlate Plan (sponsored by USDA)
The MyPlate plan shows you food group targets - what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance. Your good plan is personalized, based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level. 


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Portion Distortion Quiz (sponsored by National Institute for Health)
Quizzes on nutrition and access to presentations for educators.

Team Nutrition (sponsored by Food and Nutrition Service)
Offers online nutrition education for teachers and information for families.

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.

Dole 5 a Day (sponsored by Dole)
Tips on increasing fruit and vegetable intake

FDA Kids (sponsored by Food and Drug Administration)
Site about health for children. Includes a number of interactive games and quizzes geared towards children. 

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

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.


For Professionals:

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (sponsored by AND)
Professional association for registered dietitians.​​​​​​​ 

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

Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND)
Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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

WIC topics A-Z (sponsored by United States Department of Agriculture)
Resources for maternal and child health​​​​​​​

Food Preservation:

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