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NUTRITION GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS

Australian
North America
Other countries
International

Note: See also the individual subject sections, as a lot of organisations are only listed there , e.g. :

Food security organisations
Nutrition research organisations
Food and Agricultural organisations

NORTH AMERICA

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
US Department of Health and Human Services
Other US and state government nutrition
Canadian government nutrition

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA
United States Department of Agriculture: the main home page, off which comes the many departments which are listed below.
USDA: Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Part of USDA. Provides information on mission, activities and personnel under the Centre's various units and labs, such as food composition, diet and human performance, carotenoids, food survey research etc.
USDA: Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
This major element of the US government's work in nutrition and food security has two main sections:
  • Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
  • The Food and Nutrition Service

    The following is a brief description of their separate functions.

    Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
    Its task is in "developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers".
    It's programs and web site features include:
    The Food and Nutrition Service
    A major force in the US government in tackling problems of hunger and malnutrition in America. It "ensures access to nutritious, healthful diets for all Americans. Through food assistance and nutrition education for consumers, FNCS encourages consumers to make healthful food choices. Today, rather than simply providing food, FNCS works to empower consumers with knowledge of the link between diet and health, providing dietary guidance based on research.school nutrition and the campaign against hunger in American schools. " The programs include:
    • Child nutrition: " Provides support for children to eat to learn and learn to eat with nutritious school meals and provides nutrition assistance for day care, after school, and summer programs."
    • Team Nutrition: "provides schools with nutrition education materials for children and families, and technical assistance materials for school nutrition services".
    • WIC Program / Farmers' Market: "provides supplemental foods, nutrition and breastfeeding education, and access to health services".
    • Food Distribution: "strengthens the nutrition safety net through commodity distribution and other nutrition assistance to low-income families, emergency feeding programs, Indian Reservations, and the elderly".
    • Food stamp: "serves as the first line of defense against hunger. Enables low-income families to buy nutritious food with coupons and ..cards."

  • USDA: Food Survey Research Group
    Part of Agricultural Research Service, USDA. Site contains information on the group, its activities, and its mailing list (Survey). Short summaries of results from its various national dietary surveys, together with a bibliography of material using this data. Also some links to other government sites.
    USDA: Cooperative State Research, Extension Service
    This organisation provides support services for agricultural universities and cooperative extension. The web site has organisational details and information about its programs, which include food, food safety and nutrition:

    USDA: Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Organisational information plus some of their lay publications, news and "Food Safety Educator" newsletter.
    USDA: National Agricultural Library
    One of the major sources of nutrition information in the USA, and one that makes a major contribution to Internet nutrition resources. You can have access to their ISIS data base, if you have telnet capability.
    USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory
    Entry point for learning about the NDL, getting the news on its activities and searching the USDA food tables.
    USDA: Food Nutrition Information Center
    Access to lots of information on nutrition resources, lay publications, Nat.Agric.Library, dietary guidelines (and full report of that committee), food labelling and food illness.

    US Department of Health and Human Services

    US Department of Health and Human Services
    The main home page of the DHSS, from which you can locate its many agencies, most of which have relevance to nutrition in one way or another:
    • Administration for Children and Families,
    • Administration on Aging
    • Agency for Health Care Policy and Research,
    • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Food and Drug Administration
    • Health Care Financing Administration,
    • Health Resources and Services Administration (see below)
    • Indian Health Service
    • National Institutes of Health (see below)
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Some information on their various projects and publications, including Prevention Guidelines, Women's Health and health of teenagers.
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
    A part of the FDA. Their site is extensive and offers public health material as well as program and legislative information and food safety and food science resources. The web site includes:

    Information on:

    • Consumer Advice
    • Industry Assistance
    • Material for Educators
    • Women's Health
    • Press Announcements and Congressional Testimony
    • National Food Safety Initiative
    Programs in:
    • Biotechnology
    • Cosmetics
    • Food Additives and Premarket Approval
    • Foodborne Illness and Bad Bug Book (Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins)
    • Food Labeling, Nutrition and Dietary Supplement information
    • Imports, Exports, Inspections and HACCP
    • Pesticides and Chemical Contaminants
    • Seafood with a Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia (Fish Images)

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Their main home page, with many branches underneath it. The main food related agency is the Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (see entry above)
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Part of the DHHS which operates the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Bureau of Primary Health Care, the Office of Rural Health Policy and the Office of Rural Health Policy. Unfortunately there does not seem much nutrition or dietetic input on the web pages at least.
    Indian Health Service
    Includes reports on health indicators in Native Americans.
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Part of the DHHS which operates the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Bureau of Primary Health Care, the Office of Rural Health Policy and the Office of Rural Health Policy. Unfortunately there does not seem much nutrition or dietetic input on the web pages at least.
    National Center for Health Statistics
    News releases, reports, Fedstats, surveys and data collection systems, including anthropometry and nutrition surveys, such as NHANES

    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    The main home page to branch out into the many nutritional resources held by the premier government funded medical research body in the USA. The NIH has a Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. Resources within the web site and programs within the organisation relevant to nutrition include:

    NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    The parent body has a number of programs and sections relating to nutrition, including:

    NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
    Web site offers information about the Office of Dietary Supplements and its programs and research, lay and health professional information on supplements and a data base of research evidence.

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Information on the organisation and its research interests, which includes nutritional toxicology, e.g.lead and mercury poisoning.
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: National Institutes of Health
    Formerly the Office of Alternative Medicine, resources include:
    • citation index (searchable and browsable, with brief summaries)
    • research grant information
    • news and events

    Other US and state government nutrition

    Health-wa.net: American Health Organizations list
    Very useful list of American health organisations - government, medical, NGO and industry. We have found the connection to this web site to be only intermittently operating.
    US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
    Information on legislation, press releases, hearings, government links and committee briefs. There is also another web site with rules and jurisdiction.

    Colorado Department of Education: Child Nutrition Unit
    Description of the unit and its education and other activities. A poster and some educational material.
    Environmental Protection Agency
    No specific nutrition section but has a search engine to locate relevant material.
    Institute of Medicine Food and Nutrition Board
    Extensive and most valuable site, with information on the Board and its activities, plus access to many of its publications and reports, which are far too numerous to list here.

    The Board's many areas of nutritional contribution includes:
    • Dietary Reference Intakes
    • Dietary Reference Intakes for Electrolytes And Water
    • Evaluation of the Addition of Ingredients New to Infant Formula
    • Food Chemicals Codex
    • Food Forum
    • Framework for Evaluating the Safety of Dietary Supplements
    • International Food and Nutrition Forum
    • Metabolic Monitoring Technologies for Military Field Applications
    • Military Nutrition Research
    • Military Weight Management Programs
    • Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth
    • Process to Identify and Assess the Unintended Effects of Genetically Engineered Foods on Human Health
    • US National Committee to the International Union of Nutritional Sciences
    • Use of Dietary Reference Intakes in Nutrition Labeling

    Canadian government

    Pick of the crop

    Ministry of Agriculture: Agrifood
    Electronic information service from the Ministry of Agriculture. Has an enormous amount of material relating to law, current conditions, the Agriweb data base, and numerous publications. All in all, an exemplary government web site.

    Health Canada
    Many food and nutrition resources on-line, including national reports and resources for both lay and health professionals and nutrition educators An excellent site.

    The Green Lane: Environment Canada
    Information on various nutrition-related issues on this well designed government web site, including Inuit od supply, purity of water, fish stocks etc. Use the search engine to look up "nutrition".
    National Institute of Nutrition
    Information on the organisation and on public health nutrition in Canada. Sections on consumer trends, access to several newsletters, scientific reports and educational resources. Has a subject index. There are still some technical bugs to iron out in this site, but it has much promise.
    British Columbia Ministry Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
    Information on food legislation and food industry development policies.
    Ministry of Agriculture. Fisheries and Nutrition (Quebec)
    Content in French.

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    This is a collection of links on nutrition in government, nutrition at hospital, other nutrition organisations both international and within individual countries such as the US, Australia, Asia and Europe. It includes lists of home pages for these nutrition organisations and the home pages linked themselves. This is a collection of links on nutrition in government, nutrition at hospital, other nutrition organisations both international and within individual countries such as the US, Australia, Asia and Europe. It includes lists of home pages for these nutrition organisations and the home pages linked themselves. This is a collection of links on nutrition in government, nutrition at hospital, other nutrition organisations both international and within individual countries such as the US, Australia, Asia and Europe. It includes lists of home pages for these nutrition organisations and the home pages linked themselves.