Nutrition and health

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  • MU Extension publication GH1451, Quality for Keeps — This is the introductory publication. See the "related publications" list in the left column for other publications in the Quality for Keeps series.
  • National Center for Home Food Preservation — Your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation
  • USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning — 2009 edition available online, or order a printed version of the 196-page book
  • The "Ball Blue Book" of Preserving — This most comprehensive how-to book on food preservation features gourmet and special diet recipes, along with home canning classics and illustrated step-by-step instructions.
  • MyPlate.gov — An outline of what to eat each day for a healthful diet. Replaces the USDA Food Guide Pyramid
  • SuperTracker — Track your foods and physical activities, and get your personalized nutrition and physical activity plan
  • Food Safety Quick Answers — Search a listing of frequently-asked questions and answers from the state food and nutrition specialists at the University of Missouri
  • Your Guide to Diet and Diabetes — University of Illinois site covers food groups and eating right to maintain target blood glucose levels and cardiovascular health
  • Nutritive Value of Foods (USDA Handbook HG-72) (PDF) — This 103-page reference lists nutrient content of over 1,274 foods. Nutrients listed include water; calories; protein; total fat; saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids; cholesterol; total dietary fiber; calcium; iron; potassium; sodium; vitamin A in IU and RE units; thiamin; riboflavin; niacin and ascorbic acid.
  • Healthy School Meals Resource System — Provides information to persons working in USDA's Child Nutrition Programs
  • WIC Learning Online — A series of 12 online modules designed to train all levels of nutrition educators working in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. Approved as a self-study course by the American Dietetic Association
  • Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans — Latest edition, released in 2010 by U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture
  • National Food Safety Database — A multi-state collection of consumer, industry and educator resources on food safety using research-based data. Includes USDA guidelines and recipes
  • Food Safety — Ohio State University site offers consumers, health professionals and those at high risk of food-borne illnesses easy-to-understand guidance for day-to-day living
  • USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center — Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — Home food safety information in English and Spanish
  • USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service — Resources on food safety, regulations, recalls and food security
  • Nutrient Data Laboratory of USDA — Search the nutrient database, download software and learn about composition of foods