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Children's Nutrition Research Center

Houston, Texas

Children's Nutrition Research Center - CNRC
USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center
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Resources - Government

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Resource for the Food Guide Pyramid, U.S. Dietary Guidelines, Food and Dietary Intake Statistics, Food Assistance Programs,Food Safety and Recall information, Food Composition Database

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Resource for pediatric growth charts, national and state health and obesity statistics

Food and Drug Administration/Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FDA/CFSAN) - Resource for information about product complaints, labeling laws, and related fact sheets

USDA Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS)

Through food assistance and nutrition education for consumers, FNCS encourages consumers to make healthful food choices.

Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

FNIC's web site provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel. Visitors can find printable format educational materials, government reports, research papers and more, including:

USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Food Safety Information Service

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - USDA/ARS Human Nutrition Program

Other Government Resources

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) - Provides statistics from the US government's Centers for Disease Control (CDC), including NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) data.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - This website contain useful information and statistics on a variety of topics, including:

Obesity and Overweight In the United States, obesity has risen at an epidemic rate during the past 20 years. One of the national health objectives for the year 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of obesity among adults to less than 15 percent.

Obesity Trends

Body Mass Index (BMI) -- Information regarding Body Mass Index and how to determine BMI for adolescents and children.

BMI-for-age percentile growth charts for children 2 to 20 years (pdf files ):

Nutrition Topics

Combined Health Information Database (CHID) - A searchable database produced by health-related agencies of the federal government that provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources.

Consumer.gov - A federal gateway site for health, food, and child-issue information from the FDA and other federal agencies.

FDA/Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) - Provides access to many government resources on nutrition.

  • FDA-MedWatch - FDA medical products reporting program. This site gives definition of supplements, news and events related to supplements and databases for supplements.

Health.gov - A federal gateway site to health and nutrition information on the web, includes information on Healthy People 2010 and links to most government health sites.

Healthfinder - A search engine that pulls together federal and state information on a variety of health topics from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Healthy People 2010 - Includes both the document and comments by individuals.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) - the site for the national Milk Matters public health campaign and other public health information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Links to other web sites are considered an extended service but are not controlled or endorsed by the CNRC or Baylor College of Medicine.

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