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Child Nutrition

Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

This division of the USDA is responsible for the administration of all USDA's nutrition assistance programs -- Food Stamps; WIC Program /Farmers' Market; Child Nutrition; Team Nutrition; and Food Distribution. The mission of the FNS is to provide children and needy families better access to food and a more healthful diet through its food assistance programs and comprehensive nutrition education efforts.

Review Date: August 28, 2008

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NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The Weight-Control Information Network (WIN) was established by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in June 1994. WIN provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues. The Weight-control Information Network at WIN responds to E- mail, written and telephone requests for information, and provides a variety of written materials on obesity, weight control, and nutritional disorders.

Review Date: June 29, 2011

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National WIC Association

This non-profit membership organization was founded in 1983. Its purpose is to support, inspire and empower the WIC community through creativity, teamwork and leadership. NWA represents the 87 State, Territorial and Native American WIC directors and more than 2,000 Local Agencies providing service to nearly 8 million at-risk women, infants and children in over 10,000 WIC clinics nationwide.

Review Date: May 03, 2011

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School Nutrition Association

The School Nutrition Association (SNA)--formerly the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA)--was established in 1946, the year the National School Lunch Act became law. SNA's mission is to advance good nutrition for all children. Its primary activities are providing education and training; setting standards through certification and credentialing; gathering and transmitting regulatory, legislative, industry, nutritional and other kinds of information related to school nutrition; and representing the nutritional interests of all children.

Review Date: December 20, 2011

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