Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families


Government Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs

USDA’s array of 15 domestic food assistance programs form a nutritional safety net for children and low-income adults by providing food or the means to purchase food, and nutrition education.

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) has been a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. FNIC's web site provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel.

USDA/Food and Nutrition Services Nutrition Assistance Programs

No one should go hungry in America. United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services (USDA FNS) provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education. USDA FNS helps nearly one in five people each year. Check out their programs to see if USDA FNS can help you or your family.