Related Web Links

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Serving the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.

Early Care and Learning Council - New York's Child Care Resource Network
Formerly the New York State Child Care Coordinating Council. A statewide, not-for-profit, membership organization with a mission to promote excellence in early care and education with equal access for all families. Find your local child care resource and referral organization here.

Farm to Preschool
Provides information and resources on making connections with local food producers to use regionally sourced foods in CACFP.

FNS Child Nutrition Programs
The home page for USDA Food and Nutrition Service programs providing healthy food to children.

FNS Team Nutrition
Provides information on Team Nutrition Training Grants and other Nutrition Resources.

FNS Team Nutrition's Resource Library for Schools and Child Care Facilities
A comprehensive listing of all the resources available through Team Nutrition to schools and child care facilities that participate in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs.

Food Research and Action Committee (FRAC)
A national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

Hunger + Health - Feeding America
Tools and resources for professionals to address food insecurity and social determinants of health.

Hunger Solutions New York
The Hunger Solutions of New York is a statewide, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger for residents of New York State.

Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN)
Provides information and services that promote the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs.

New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council (EAC)
Coordinates New York's health, education, and human services for children and families.

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)
Coordinates programs that provide assistance and support to eligible families and individuals.

New York State Education Department's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Find a Summer Food Site Near You.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

National CACFP Sponsors Association
Dedicated to assisting sponsors in obtaining the most up-to-date information and resources necessary to manage USDA's CACFP.

United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC)
USBC is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 50 nationally influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations. Their mission is to improve the Nation's health by working to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service - Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
CACFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for children and elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families. Through CACFP, children and adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of their day care.

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)
The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers. CNPP is an agency of USDA's Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services.

Center's for Disease Control and Prevention - Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.
Increases in Obesity among both adults and children have prompted concern about the implications for American's health.
What's on your plate? Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. USDA's MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet.

Eat Smart New York (ESNY)
Nutrition Education is FREE to all individuals who qualify for and/or receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

myBenefits-Am I Eligible?
Find out if you may be eligible for SNAP, Health Insurance, Tax Credits and more by completing an online prescreening tool.

New York State Department of Health - Obesity Prevention
Obesity Prevention Information - Changing the way we eat and live.

Fight Bac!
Partnership for Food Safety Education. Keeping food safe from bacteria.
Gateway to Government Food Safety Information.

New York City Department of Health's Food Protection Course
The Department's Web-based food safety course is available online free-of-charge in English, Spanish and Chinese. It consists of 15 lessons covering food safety topics such as health hazards, food-borne illness and pest control. Anyone can register for the course and complete it online free-of-charge.

New York State Food Service Establishment: Last Inspection Dataset
Find information on the latest inspection of New York State food service establishments.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Inspection of Meat, Poultry and Processed Egg Products.

BAM! Body and Mind
Providing kids (ages 9-13) the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices, and also serves as an aid to teachers, providing them with interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to the national education standards for science and health.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Future
As child care and early education providers, you are a powerful force in children's lives and can help them learn habits that prevent childhood obesity and can keep them healthy for life. Focus on five goals to get your kids off to a healthy start.

Physical Activity Guidelines. How much physical activity do you need?
Centers for Disease Control Guidelines on Physical Activity.

Physical Activity Guidelines. How much physical activity do you need?
Centers for Disease Control Guidelines on Physical Activity

FDA - US Food and Drug Administration
Guide for Older Adults on Using the Nutrition Facts Label