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Diet, Nutrition, Food Safety


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Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 (USDA)

New, revised food guidelines to help combat the obesity epidemic. If pressed for time, read the 6 steps for Consumers, or the full executive summary. Released by USDA January 2011

Food and Nutrition Information (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Nutrition Tip Sheets for National Nutrition Month

Nutrient Details for 13,000 foods (USDA, interactive database)

What's In The Foods You Eat Search Tool, 4.1 provides nutrient profiles for 13,000 foods commonly eaten in the U.S. Portion sizes are included for each food. Unfortunately, users may have to scroll thru extra pages to find common foods (such as Banana). Using the Food Coding Scheme might or might not be helpful. Still, a useful resource

Nutrition (MedlinePlus) and Calorie Counter

Calorie Count - Fast Food; Dietary Guidelines (how many calories per day do you need? Try 2000 for women over 60, 2600 for men over 60), ChooseMyPlate instead of Food Pyramids, Healthy Eating, Menu Planner, Ethnic Food, Diet Choices to Prevent Cancer, Vegetables. Much more

NutritionData's Calorie and Nutrition Info - All foods

This site provides "food composition" comparison data for any foods you choose. (Enter the food in the search box) See Quick and Healthy Foods

Sample Worksite Policies to Promote Health (pdf)

One page (See Appendix I) list of links to sample policies from a variety of states (UT, CA, CO, MN, NC, MI) and CDC, that promote physical activity, better nutrition and healthy foods at meetings, and smoke-free workplaces. Assembled by Wisconsin

Other Helpful Listings

Prediabetes - Definition and Management Guidelines (ACE/AACE)  Editor's Pick

Consensus statement from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) for managing pre-diabetes. More than twice the number of current diabetics, are those estimated to have prediabetes. Intensive lifestyle changes are outlined. Published in Endocrine Practice October 2008

Statistical Abstract 2012: Health Utilization, Expenditures, Diseases

US Census Bureau's National Data Book presents statistics on health expenditures and insurance coverage, healthcare workforce, injuries, diseases including 5-year cancer survival rates, disability status, nutritional intake of the population, and food consumption. Average hospital cost per day in 2009 was $1853, or $10,043 per stay (tables 173 & 174); average cost per state is shown. See Health and Nutrition section. Abstract is no longer updated after 2012

Workplace Health Achievement Hospitals, Health Plans, Health Systems

The American Heart Association's 2017 list of Workplace Health Achievement companies shows many hospitals and health systems at the top Gold level, and at Silver, Bronze and Early Adopter levels. Honored organizations promote exercise, good nutrition and a wellness culture in the workplace

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