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Nutrition Tools and Curricula

This page provides various nutrition tools and curricula for researchers, educators, and healthcare professionals. Use calculators to estimate nutrient needs, explore research toolkits, access teaching resources, and find information about nutrition-related career development.

Research Projects and Tools

USDA ARS Human Nutrition Research Roundup

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View a selection of current projects from across the six USDA Agricultural Research Service human nutrition research centers.

NAL Research Tools

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Access NAL's research tools including PubAg for peer-reviewed journal articles, the Food Safety Research Projects Database, and the Ag Data Commons open data repository.

FoodData Central

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Explore the nutrients and components in foods using this USDA database.


DRI Calculator for Healthcare Professionals

Calculate daily nutrient recommendations for calories, macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals based on the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) established by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Dietary Assessment Toolkits

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