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HEALTH_GOV - Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Planning Has Begun for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015The Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture are pleased to announce their intent to establish the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). The charter [PDF - 32 KB] filed with Congress on February 19, 2013, provides the authority to establish the Committee and initiates the 2-year charter period for the future Committee to complete their work. Check back here.
ARS USDA - SEPT 2012 - Composition of Foods Raw, Processed, Prepared USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Rel
ARS USDA - SEPT 2012 - Composition of Foods Raw, Processed, Prepared USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 25 by Dec 30
GAO 19/05/11 International School Feeding: USDA's Oversight of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program Needs Improvement, MThe McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (MGD Program) provides donations of U.S. agricultural products and financial and technical assistance for school feeding programs in the developing world. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), with about $200 million in funding in fiscal year 2010, the MGD Program served about 5 million beneficiaries in 28 countries. In 2006 and 2007, USDA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audited the department's food aid programs and identified significant weaknesses. This report examines (1) USDA's oversight of the MGD Program and (2) the extent to which USDA has addressed the program's internal control weaknesses.
For more than 50 years, the United States--which accounts for about half of global food aid supplies--has played an important role in alleviating malnutrition and hunger, especially during emergencies. In fiscal year 2010, the United States spent about $1.5 billion on emergency food aid that reached about 46.5 million beneficiaries. To preserve the nutritional value of food aid, quality controls are in place throughout the supply chain. GAO was asked to assess U.S. efforts to (1) meet the nutritional needs of intended recipients and (2) maintain the quality of commodities throughout the food aid supply chain. GAO analyzed program data, interviewed agency officials and their implementing partners, and conducted fieldwork in the United States and four countries in Africa..
Eating and Health Module User's Guide by Karen Hamrick Administrative Publication No. (AP-047) 38 pp, April 2010 The Eating & Health (EH) Module of the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) collects additional data to analyze relationships among time use patterns and eating patterns, nutrition, and obesity; food and nutrition assistance programs; and grocery shopping and meal preparation. This User’s Guide provides detailed guidance to researchers on how to use the EH Module to measure time use and eating patterns.
Nutrition Good nutrition is vital to good health, disease prevention, and essential for healthy growth and development of children and adolescents. Physical Activity Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Breastfeeding One of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed. Healthy Weight Staying in control of your weight contributes to good health now and as you age.