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The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Summer Food Service Program offers funding on a per-meal basis to organizations providing meals to low-income children during the summer. Families can use the Summer Meal Site Finder to find local providers, and community organizations that would like to become a Summer Meal Site can contact their state’s USDA Food… Read More »
Posted in: Children and Teens
This report, prepared by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presents recommendations for evidence-based nutrition guidelines tailored to the unique needs and capacity of the charitable food system. The intent of these recommendations is to improve the quality of foods in food banks and pantries in order to increase… Read More »
Many are already familiar with the USDA’s (U.S. Department of Agriculture) ChooseMyPlate.gov resource which acts a guide in eating healthier. Information is available for all ages, for educators, and for health professionals. Recently a new tool was added. Use the Start Simple with MyPlate mobile app to pick daily food goals, see real-time progress, and… Read More »
Posted in: Health Information
National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, we invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite and the Academy of Nutrition and… Read More »
MyPlate Kitchen features are designed to encourage key behaviors emphasized in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include the following: Detailed nutrition analysis provided on recipes to help consumers choose recipes that meet nutrition goals Comprehensive search filters such as program area, equipment, cuisine as well as nutrition-related messages to help users find recipes according… Read More »
Remember: When planning meals, include vegetables and aim for color and variety. Potatoes don’t count as vegetables because of their negative impact on blood sugar. This tips is provided by the Healthy Eating Plate. The Healthy Eating Plate, created by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is a guide for creating healthy, balanced… Read More »
Posted in: Multilingual
The Indian Health Service is hosting an online webinar, Integrating Historic Food Ways into Current Healthcare Practices on Wednesday, July 26th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/1pm MDT/12pm PDT/11am AKDT. For more information and the link to join the session, visit IHS Diabetes Online CME/CE Education webpage.
“Best if Used By” is a type of date you might find on a meat, poultry, or egg product label. Are dates required on these food products? Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date?Food-related illness can be quite serious, even life threatening, particularly for an older person. Understanding product… Read More »
A “Health Literacy Out Loud” podcast is available in which Janet Ohene-Frempong, MS, a plain language and cross-cultural communications consultant and Helen Osbourne discuss: Communicating about food in a multicultural world and why this matters today. Issues to consider such as whether foods are available, affordable, convenient, appropriate, and familiar. Examples of respectful and inclusive ways… Read More »
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) offers consumers information on food and flavors. The FDA monitors food products to ensure that what is written on the package is not misleading or inaccurate and it can, when necessary, take action against the food company. Domestically, warning letters can be followed by enforcement actions such as… Read More »
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