The following are links we believe might be useful for our visitors.
The official website of the United States Department of Agriculture.
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. This website has tips for healthy eating and physical activity for individuals of all ages.
Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables
The "Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables" Project (JSY), in partnership with organizations that serve the food insecure, is dedicated to improving the health and nutritional status of SNAP-eligible populations in New York State. The project accomplishes this by providing comprehensive nutrition education programs for food stamp populations in a variety of community settings.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Eat Smart NY! is a nutrition education program intended to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. Here is a list of local county offices for specific contact information.
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is a leading national organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC is a nonprofit and nonpartisan research and public policy center that serves as the hub of an anti-hunger network of thousands of individuals and agencies across the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
American Diabetes Association
Leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes, the American Diabetes Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Institute for Cancer Research
Since its founding in 1982, the American Institute for Cancer Research has grown into the nation’s leading charity in the field of diet, nutrition and cancer.
New York State Council on Food Policy
NYS CFP was created with the recognition that agriculture is a critically important industry to New York State, that hunger is a serious problem facing many families; that access to affordable, fresh and nutritious food is a serious problem; and that there are significant environmental, health and economic benefits from expanding agriculture production, including locally-grown and organically-grown food.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes optimal nutrition and well being for all people by advocating for its members. AND members are a leading source of food and nutrition services.
New York State Dietetic Association
NYSDA is committed to leading the future of the dietetics profession and its members while serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition and well-being. We envision that NYSDA members will be the most valued source of food and nutrition services.
Central New York Dietetic Association
The CNYDA is here to represent and advocate for the local dietetic community through the promotion of optimal health, and well being relating to nutrition.
Nourish Interactive is your free one stop resource for fun nutrition games for kids, interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators to use to promote healthy living for the whole family. Created by nutrition and health care professionals, Nourish Interactive's nutrition education website gives children and families the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices.