Consumer Education and Resources


Newsletter

Family Nutrition in Action, the EFNEP/FNP newsletter, is a published monthly and designed to help you eat better and save money on food. 
Nutrition in Action, English Edition
Nutrition in Action, Spanish Edition

FYCS Publications

UF/IFAS Cooperative Extension keeps a database of publications and handouts for consumer information.  Topics include general nutrition, food safety, saving money while shopping, and reading labels.  Most publications are in English and Spanish.  A select few are in Haitian Creole.
English Publications
Spanish Publications
Haitian Creole Publications 

Web Resources

This is by no means a comprehensive list of nutrition links.  These are generally very reputable sources of nutrition information.  However, these sites are not maintained by the University of Florida and therefore we take no responsibility for the information provided.

Government Links
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans as published by the USDA.
MyPlate.gov
The USDA's food guidance system based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
President's Health and Fitness Initiative
Food and Drug Administration 
National Institute of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
FoodSafety.gov

Interactive Sites for Parents, Educators, and Kids
FNS Community Corner: Nutrition for You and Your Family
Eat Let's Move!
Eat Smart. Play Hard. Kids
Eat Let's Move!
Fruits and Veggies: More Matters
Feeding Kids Newsletter
Nutrition Explorations
Kids Health
Teens Health
Why Milk?

Food Assistance Programs
USDA - Food and Nutrition Services
This is a federal site that includes information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamp Program), WIC, and School Meals.
State Of Florida - Economic Self Sufficiency
This is the Florida website for information on applying for benefits. It includes the link to Access Florida, which is the online application for benefits such as Food Stamps, Cash Assistance, Medicaid, or Nursing Home Medicaid Coverage

National Associations
American Dietetic Association
American Heart Association
American Diabetes Association
American Stroke Association
National Osteoporosis Foundation

Other Sites
Florida Interagency Food and Nutrition Committee