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Agricultural Research Service

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the main in-house research arm of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provides information access and dissemination to: ensure high-quality, safe food and other agricultural products; assess the nutritional needs of Americans; sustain a competitive agricultural economy; enhance the natural resource base and the environment; and provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.

Review Date: February 02, 2012

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Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion was created within the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1994, and reports to the Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. CNPP’s mission is to improve the health of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers. The staff at CNPP is composed primarily of nutritionists, nutrition scientists, dietitians, economists, and policy experts. CNPP staff help to define and coordinate nutrition education policy within USDA and to translate nutrition research into information and materials for consumers; policymakers; and professionals in health, education, industry, and media. CNPP carries out its mission to improve the health of Americans by (1) advancing and promoting food and nutrition guidance for all Americans; (2) assessing diet quality; and (3) advancing consumer, nutrition, and food economic knowledge.

Review Date: April 14, 2011

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Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity - DNPAO, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) is working to reduce obesity and obesity-related diseases. DNPAO's mission is to lead strategic public health efforts to prevent and control obesity, chronic disease, and other health conditions though regular physical activity and good nutrition.

Review Date: July 19, 2011

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FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is one of five product-oriented centers of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The mission of CFSAN is to promote and protect the public health and economic interest by ensuring that the food supply is safe, nutritious, wholesome, and honest and that cosmetics are safe and properly labeled. In order to accomplish its mission CFSAN ensures that consumers are fully informed about the food and cosmetic products they buy; protects the public health through scientific research in food and nutrition; ensures accurate labeling of food; and educates consumers about diet and nutrition.

Review Date: July 27, 2012

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Food and Nutrition Information Center

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) is a leader in on-line global nutrition information. Located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) of USDA, the FNIC Web site contains over 2500 links to current and reliable nutrition information. Over the years, FNIC has continued to grow with added services and products to meet the needs of our users for reliable nutrition information. A major milestone occurred in 1995 with the launching of the FNIC Web site, greatly expanding FNIC's reach. In addition to the web site overall, our most popular products are our Resource Lists and our Databases of Educational Materials. Our most popular services include our Ask A Question and lending services. Our special projects target specific user groups or subject areas.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

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Food and Nutrition Information Center

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) is a leader in on-line global nutrition information. Located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) of USDA, the FNIC Web site contains over 2500 links to current and reliable nutrition information. Over the years, FNIC has continued to grow with added services and products to meet the needs of our users for reliable nutrition information. A major milestone occurred in 1995 with the launching of the FNIC Web site, greatly expanding FNIC's reach. In addition to the web site overall, our most popular products are our Resource Lists and our Databases of Educational Materials. Our most popular services include our Ask A Question and lending services. Our special projects target specific user groups or subject areas.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

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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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Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

The Maternal and Child health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) administers a broad range of programs services to pregnant women, mothers, infants, children and their families — and children with special health care needs. The largest of the programs, the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, includes State Formula Block Grants, Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS), and Community Integrated Service Systems (CISS) projects. Other vital missions include Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, Traumatic Brain Injury, Healthy Start, Sickle Cell Service Demonstrations, Family to Family Health Information Centers, Emergency Medical Services for Children, and autism.

Review Date: August 03, 2011

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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) consists of nine divisions that support a variety of activities that improve the nation's health by preventing chronic diseases and their risk factors. Program activities include supporting states’ implementation of public health programs; public health surveillance; translation research; and developing tools and resources for stakeholders at the national, state, and community levels. The Center’s surveillance activities provide data and statistics relevant to each of its program areas.

Review Date: August 09, 2011

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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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Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is to provide leadership for disease prevention and health promotion among Americans. ODPHP undertakes this mandate through the formulation of national health goals and objectives; the coordination of the Department of Health and Human Services activities in disease prevention, health promotion, preventive health services, and health information and education with respect to the appropriate use of health care; and the stimulation of public and private programs and strategies to enhance the health of the Nation. ODPHP is organized around four areas: prevention policy, clinical preventive services, nutrition policy, health communication, and Telehealth. ODPHP's Prevention Policy oversaw the development of HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000, the national prevention agenda, and manages the process by which progress is monitored. ODPHP's Clinical Preventive Services staff promote the appropriate use of immunizations, screening tests, patient counseling, and other prevention activities in clinical settings. The staff coordinate the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and its development of age- and sex-specific guidelines for preventive services. ODPHP acts as a catalyst for activities that strengthen the Department's capabilities and national leadership in nutrition research, nutrition monitoring, nutrition services and training, nutrition education, food safety and quality, and international nutrition. ODPHP promotes improved access to health information through coordination of Federal health information resources and partnerships with local channels, such as libraries. ODPHP manages the Federal gateway to consumer health information on the Internet, healthfinder (www.healthfinder.gov). ODPHP also operates the National Health Information Center (NHIC). The Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health (SciPICH) is promoting the evaluation of effective communication technology for health information and education.

Review Date: August 31, 2011

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

The mission of the USDA is to enhance the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring a safe, affordable, nutritious, and accessible food supply; caring for agricultural, forest, and range lands; supporting sound development of rural communities; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world.

Review Date: November 30, 2010

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. The Academy's mission is to empower its members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation joined forces in May of 2005 to create a healthier generation by addressing one of the nation's leading public health threats -- childhood obesity. Along with co-leader Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference to a child's health: homes, schools, restaurants, doctor's offices and communities.

Review Date: May 12, 2011

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American Institute for Cancer Research

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), a non-profit organization, fosters research on diet, nutrition and cancer and educates the public about the results. Call toll-free to request educational materials, free subscription to our newsletter, information on specific cancers, and personalized answers to your nutrition questions.

Review Date: November 03, 2011

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American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is a professional and scientific organization, established to encourage the development of improved patient care through clinical nutritional support of patients during hospitalization and rehabilitation. ASPEN provides education for health care professionals interested in intravenous and tube feeding of sick patients, sponsors certification and self-assessment programs, and develops standards of care for nutritional assessment and support of patients. ASPEN program meetings provide continuing education credit in the areas of medicine, dietetics, nursing, and pharmacy.

Review Date: May 23, 2011

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Consumers Union

Consumers Union (CU) is independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace and to empower consumers as they buy products and services. CU is comprehensive source for unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other consumer concerns. CU operates three Advocacy offices--in Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, and San Francisco--that work on consumers' behalf on such issues as health care, food safety, financial services, and product safety. They testify before Federal and state legislative and regulatory bodies, petition government agencies, and file lawsuits on behalf of consumers. The Consumer Policy Institute, at CU's Yonkers, N.Y., headquarters, conducts research and education projects on issues of importance to consumers such as biotechnology, food safety and labeling, recycling, and sustainable consumption.

Review Date: May 10, 2011

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Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

The mission of The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction). FAAN is the world’s largest nonprofit organization providing patients information about food allergy and educational resources to schools, health professionals, restaurants, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials.

Review Date: March 10, 2009

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Food and Nutrition Board

The Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), established in 1940, advises public agencies on implications of nutrition research for food safety, nutritional status and health, food technology, food resources, and food processing. FNB identifies needed research and interprets research findings in the interest of public welfare. Separate committees have conducted projects in the fields of food protection, food consumption patterns, international nutrition, meat and poultry inspection, diet and health, nutrition education in medical schools, carcinogenicity of sweeteners, maternal and child nutrition, and water treatment chemicals. FNB has established the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and has conducted surveys of food additives. The Board has also developed guidelines for nutrient fortification of foods, recommendations for maternal and infant nutrition, and specifications of identity and purity for food chemicals. The FNB is not a public information source, but provides scientific assessments regarding food and nutrition issues through its publications and reports.

Review Date: November 18, 2009

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Food Research and Action Center

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is a national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.

Review Date: September 15, 2010

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Freedom from Hunger

Established in 1946, Freedom from Hunger is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, nonsectarian organization classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity. Freedom from Hunger brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty. Together with local partners, the organization equips families with resources they need to build futures of health, hope and dignity.

Review Date: May 03, 2011

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Healthy Dining

Healthy Dining helps Americans make healthier choices at restaurants. Their Web site, HealthyDiningFinder.com, lists healthier menu choices and corresponding nutrition information (calories, fat, sodium, and more). Healthy Dining's registered dietitians approve all featured menu items, which focus on lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, and (when available) whole grains. Additionally, featured entrees contain no more than 750 calories, 25 grams of fat, and 8 grams of saturated fat. Materials are available from the home page to introduce HealthyDiningFinder.com to others. Healthy Dining’s strategic partner organizations include employers, health organizations, government agencies, health insurance companies, weight control and fitness organizations, and many others. Trade partners include the National Restaurant Association, American Express, Nation’s Restaurant News and Chinese Restaurant News.

Review Date: August 19, 2009

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International Food Information Council Foundation

The International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) is a non-profit, educational organization designed to be a force that helps the media, educators, health professionals and scientists effectively communicate science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good. The IFIC foundation is the educational arm of IFIC. IFIC is supported primarily by the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industries.

Review Date: August 27, 2008

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Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Mayo Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit corporation with a mission to provide the highest quality, compassionate care at a reasonable cost through a physician-led team of diverse people working together in clinical practice, education and research in a unified multi-campus system. More than 400,000 patients a year come to its outpatient clinics and hospitals in three states -- Minnesota (Rochester), Florida (Jacksonville), and Arizona (Scottsdale).

Review Date: November 02, 2010

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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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Produce for Better Health Foundation

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) consumer education foundation whose purpose is to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health. The foundation is responsible for a variety of nutrition education and marketing programs, including the new Fruits & Veggies—More Matters™ health initiative. PBH also achieves success through nutrition policy efforts and industry and government collaboration.

Review Date: May 10, 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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Shape Up America!

Shape Up America! is a non-profit national initiative to raise awareness of the importance of healthy eating and increased physical activity for weight management and disease prevention. Founded by former U.S. Surgeon C. Everett Koop in 1994, Shape Up America! relies on a broad coalition of industry, medical, health, nutrition and physical fitness experts to develop and communicate information to the public and to health care professionals. It has three broad objectives: promote a new understanding by Americans of the health importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and increasing physical activity; provide science-based information on the assessment and treatment of obesity; and increase cooperation among national and community organizations committed to advancing healthy weight and increased physical activity as major public health priorities. The Shape Up America! website--www.shapeup.org--is designed to communicate with the public, health care professionals, educators and the media.

Review Date: June 27, 2008

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Society for Nutrition Education

The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) promotes the nutritional well-being of the public through improved practice in education, research, and public policy. The Society conducts and promotes nutrition education research, and disseminates scientifically sound food and nutrition information. It also assists in policy development at the national and State levels. The audiences served by the Society have a diversity of needs and interests related to food, nutrition, and health. In addition to its members, those audiences include other nutritionists; legislators and other government personnel; food, health, and educational organizations; and consumers. The Society serves as an authoritative resource for health professionals, agriculturalists, the food industry, food service and educational systems. The Society's activities center on food and nutrition education programs for a variety of specific audiences; research; materials and skills development for professionals; and legislation and public policy. The work of the Society is carried out by affiliate groups and individual members throughout North America supported by professional staff. Staff are located in the headquarters office in Indianapolis, Indiana. SNE is a nonprofit organization funded by dues, subscriptions to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, sustaining memberships, registration and exhibit fees at educational meetings, special project grants, and contributions.

Review Date: July 15, 2008

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The Oley Foundation

The Oley Foundation is a national, independent, non-profit organization that provides up-to-date information, outreach services, conference activities, and emotional support for people who use enteral and parenteral nutrition, and their families, caregivers and professionals.

Review Date: December 15, 2008

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TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success, TOPS promotes successful, affordable weight management with a philosophy that combines healthy eating, regular exercise, wellness information, awards and recognition, and support from others at weekly chapter meetings. TOPS is comprised of men, women, and children age 7 and older, with about 170,000 members in nearly 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge.

Review Date: August 29, 2011

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United States Anti-Doping Agency

USADA is the United States Anti-Doping Agency, the independent, non-governmental, national anti-doping agency for Olympic, Paralympic Pan American and Para panamerican sports in the United States. USADA is dedicated to preserving the integrity of competition, inspiring true sport and protecting the health of athletes. USADA began drug testing of athletes on October 2, 2000 and is responsible for managing the testing and adjudication process of the athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. USADA is also responsible for drug reference resources including the therapeutic-use exemption process, scientific research initiatives, and athlete and outreach education.

Review Date: October 27, 2012

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