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  Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
This initiative and website from USDA uses social media tools to help focus the public conversation about farming and food, while engaging American agriculture and linking producers to customers. To get started, visit www.usda.gov/knowyourfarmer.
 
     
  Farmers markets
Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm-fresh produce, and enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers. To search the database to find one of the 4,800 farmers market in the United States, visit apps.ams.usda.gov/FarmersMarkets.
     
  Food and nutrition information
For access to more Federal government food and nutrition information, visit www.nutrition.gov.
     
fruits & veggies more matters   Fruits and Veggies—More Matters
Offering expert cooking advice, nutrition information, and shopping tips, the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters campaign demonstrates that eating MORE fruits and vegetables does matter to all of us. The Fruits & Veggies—More Matters campaign replaces the 5 A Day for Better Health Program. For more information, visit www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov.
     

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005
For the 70 page scientific document
http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/

For the consumer brochure “Finding Your Way to a Healthier You”
http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/html/brochure.htm

For more information about the Guidelines
http://www.DietaryGuidelines.gov


Nutrition Facts label
A Guide to Federal Food Labeling Requirements for Meat and Poultry Products
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Labeling_Requirements_Guide.pdf

For more information about understanding and using the Nutrition Facts label on food products
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodlab.html

For information about Qualified Health Claims on food product labels
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/lab-qhc.html


Food and Nutrition Service Assistance Program
For more information about USDA nutrition assistance programs
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/


Food safety information
For information about keeping food safe to eat
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Food_Safety_Education/Food_Safety_Education_Programs/index.asp

For access to more Federal government food safety information
http://www.foodsafety.gov/

For information about mercury in fish
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/admehg3.html


Physical activity

www.fitness.gov is the health, physical activity, fitness and sports information website of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.




For information about physical activity and health
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/index.htm


Food composition
For data on the nutrient content of specific foods
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/



Coronary heart disease/cardio-vascular disease
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/index.htm#chol

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