Below you'll find direct links to other food, nutrition and health professional Web sites:
Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization formed specifically to address the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school. AFHK works in 50 states and the District of Columbia to improve children's nutrition and increase physical activity, which in turn helps improve their readiness to learn. To learn more about AFHK's state teams, visit http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/in-your-state/. For downloadable resources and materials on school wellness, visit http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/resources/.
America on the Move
America On the Move Foundation (AOMF) works to improve health and the quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living. This organization provides Web-based programs, tools and resources to individuals, families, groups and communities of all types and sizes.
American Academy of Family Physicians
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) offers excellent physician resources for clinical care and research, practice management, meetings and current health news topics. Also, learn more about health information for the whole family at http://familydoctor.org/ and get information about AAFP’s Americans In Motion (AIM) program at http://www.aafp.org/aim.
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
American College of Nutrition
Bringing industry, academia, and nutrition practice together; this site caters to professionals from all disciplines with a common interest in nutrition.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Your link to nutrition and health tips, fact sheets, campaigns, research studies, and policy initiatives and advocacy. Also, access American Dietetic Association's (ADA) latest publications for consumers and health professionals.
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is a nonprofit, professional medical/scientific society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists and physicians actively involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism.
Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition
The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition Institute is committed to communicating health and nutrition information on a variety of important topics including: whole grains, digestive health, vascular health, weight management, micronutrients and breakfast.
California Dairy Research Foundation
The California Dairy Research Foundation promotes research and healthy development activities on behalf of California's dairy producers and processors.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protects public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions. CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control as well as environmental health, occupational safety and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Dairy Farming Today
Meet everyday farm families and hear about how they grow healthy businesses for future generations while caring for their animals and the environment. You also can get information on dairy food nutrition and safety and have your questions answered by a dairy farmer.
Dairy Management Inc.™
Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) is the nonprofit management organization responsible for increasing sales of and demand for U.S.-produced dairy products and ingredients on behalf of America’s dairy farmers and dairy importers. DMI and state, regional and international organizations manage the American Dairy Association, the National Dairy Council and the U.S. Dairy Export Council. DMI also has established affiliate organizations, including the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and the Dairy Research Institute. Visit dairycheckoff.com for more information.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day. To learn more, visit the Fuel Up to Play 60 website.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy ®
The Innovation Center was established in 2008 under the leadership of America’s dairy farmers through Dairy Management Inc.™, the nonprofit organization that manages the dairy producer checkoff program. Today, the Innovation Center includes more than 30 organizations representing approximately 80 percent of U.S. dairy.
Milk Matters is a public health education campaign promoting calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15, a time of critical bone growth.
The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation's milk processors, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The MilkPEP family of Web sites include BodyByMilk.com and WhyMilk.com.
USDA's MyPyramid helps educate the public on positive diet and lifestyle choices, and National Dairy Council has developed complementary nutrition education materials to help people follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in their everyday lives. See how easy it is to incorporate three servings of nutrient-rich dairy foods into your daily diet with helpful tips, a daily meal plan and more.
National Hispanic Medical Association
The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) is a nonprofit association that aims to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved populations.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Check out Milk Matters, a public heath campaign designed to raise awareness about the calcium shortage among children and teens, which encourages consumption of low-fat and fat-free dairy products for the calcium children and teens need to build and maintain strong bones.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts and supports research on chronic diseases, such as diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases, liver and other digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, etc. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields as well as many basic science disciplines.
National Medical Association
The National Medical Association is the collective voice of African-American physicians and a leading force for the elimination of disparities in health.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and related fractures, promoting lifelong bone health and helping to improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis through programs of awareness, advocacy, public and health professional education and research.
National WIC Association
The National Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Association works on behalf of the WIC Program to provide a safe, nurturing environment for education, health care and social service referrals, as well as free access to nutritious foods.
Current information on food and nutrition from facts for food service directors to tips for parents on fun ways to cook with youth. This National Dairy Council site also provides advice from nutrition experts, features art contests and recommends books that make learning about nutrition fun.
Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition (NRFC)
The NRFC is a partnership that brings together leading scientific researchers, health professionals, communications experts and commodity organizations, is consistent with the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s call to action: To develop a scientifically valid, consumer-relevant definition of nutrient density. The Coalition has developed a science-proven, consumer-tested food guidance system based on the total nutrient package of a food or beverage – not just the nutrients to avoid – that can help educate people on how to get more nutrition for their calories.
Partnership for Food Safety
For more information on general food safety, please visit the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) Web site.
The President's Challenge is a program that encourages all Americans – kids, teens, adults and seniors – to make being active part of their everyday lives. The Challenge is supported by the President’s Council on Fitness and Sports.
President's Council on Fitness and Sports
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is an advisory committee of volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services about physical activity, fitness and sports in America. The Council promotes health, physical activity, fitness and enjoyment for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
School Nutrition Association
The School Nutrition Association works to ensure all children have access to healthful school meals and nutrition education.
Shape Up America
Shape Up America! is committed to raising awareness of obesity as a health issue and to providing responsible information on healthy weight management. With the ultimate goal of stimulating behavior change, Shape Up America! is focusing on redefining weight management by encouraging increased physical activity and healthy eating for all Americans.
Society for Nutrition Education
The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) is dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and communication to support and improve healthful behaviors and has a vision of healthy communities through nutrition education and advocacy. SNE provides forums for sharing innovative nutrition education strategies, expressing a range of views on important issues and disseminating research findings.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) develops and executes U.S. federal government policy on farming, agriculture and food. USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues based on sound public policy.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
"Ask Karen," the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service virtual representative, is ready to answer questions from the public on a variety of food safety topics. You also can refer to the government Web site www.foodsafety.gov.
WebMD, Inc. is a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians, health professionals and employers.
Weight Management Program
LIFESTEPS®: Weight Management Program is a behaviorally based program developed by National Dairy Council and now managed by an independent nonprofit entity, LIFESTEPS, Inc. LIFESTEPS® is a 16-week small-group program delivered by trained health professionals designed to assist clients with lifestyle changes in both eating and physical activity behaviors.