|Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food|
This initiative and website from USDA uses social media tools to help focus the public conversation about farming and food, while engaging American agriculture and linking producers to customers. To get started, visit the Know Your Farmer website.
Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm-fresh produce, and enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers. To search the database to find one of the 4,800 farmers market in the United States, visit the USDA National Farmers Market Directory.
|Food and nutrition information|
Nutrition.gov provides easy online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.
|Fruits and Veggies -- More Matters
Offering expert cooking advice, nutrition information, and shopping tips, the Fruits & Veggies -- More Matters campaign demonstrates that eating MORE fruits and vegetables does matter to all of us. The Fruits & Veggies -- More Matters campaign replaced the 5 A Day for Better Health Program.
|BodyWorks is a community-based healthy lifestyle program designed to help parents and caregivers of teens and preteens improve family eating and physical activity. BodyWorks is and evidence-based 8-week program lead by a trained community member for parents of children 9 – 14 years old, who set positive examples for their kids. BodyWorks focuses on increasing healthy eating and physical activity and is available in either English or Spanish.|
Health Insurance Marketplace
Whether you’re uninsured, or just want to explore new options, the Marketplace will give you more choice and control over your health insurance options.
Food and Nutrition Service Nutrition Assistance Programs
The USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs has information on all of the Federal government's food-and nutrition-related assistance programs.
Fitness.gov is the website of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Their mission is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans across the lifespan to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits. These guidelines, as well as other health-related information, can be found at Health.gov.
Information about physical activity and health is also available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) physical activity page.
Data on the nutrient content of foods
Coronary heart disease/cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- Obesity and maintaining healthy weight
- Neural tube defects