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Surveys, Reports and Research


Find information from national and other food and nutrition surveys. Includes data on food intake, risk factor prevalence, and other health indicators. Also find information on survey methodology.

Find information on the history of government dietary guidance including older editions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the history of the National School Lunch program and other food assistance programs, and other information related to the history of nutrition and foods.


Resources include bibliographic and other on-line searchable databases, as well links to a variety of food, nutrition and health-related journals. Also find links to a variety of dietary assessment instruments and related information.

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.

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine

Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Reference for Dietary Planning and Assessment. Organized by nutrient for ready use, this popular reference volume reviews the function of each nutrient in the human body, food sources, usual dietary intakes, and effects of deficiencies and excessive intakes.