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Professional and Career Resources

 

Locate upcoming nutrition-related conferences and workshops - including continuing education programs and topic updates. Also find health observance calendars, such as Heart Month and National School Breakfast Week.

 

Discuss issues and exchange ideas with others by joining electronic discussion groups devoted to nutrition, food service, nutrition assistance programs and related issues. Also, read blogs written by nutrition and health professionals on topics ranging from dispelling food myths to food policy.

 

Links to an extensive list of nutrition and food service newsletters, journals and other publications of professional interest.

 

Links to resources on policy and legislation including the Federal Register Online and the Library of Congress' THOMAS legislation information tool. Also find information on state policies related to child nutrition and school health.

 

Provides background and practical resources for those working with various ethnic/cultural groups. Includes downloadable handouts on a range of topics such as heart health, bone health, healthy cooking and diabetes education. Also find dietary guidelines from around the world.

 

Find a variety of lesson plans and curricula as well as organizations and companies that provide nutrition education materials and resources for audiences from young to old.

 

Presents resources for those involved in school food service and food service in other settings. Covers a ranges of topics such as cost control, facility design, meal planning, food safety and food regulation.

 

Find information on food standards, microbiology and biotechnology, as well as careers and education in food science. Links to many food science-related organizations and learning tools are also provided.

 

Provides access to a range of food glossaries, encyclopedias and dictionaries including those related to food ingredients, food processing, cooking and baking.

 

Look here for information about online/distance nutrition and dietetics education including undergraduate and graduate courses, associate and certificate programs, and continuing education.

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