Here you can find information about a variety of nutrition topics for teachers, students, parents, and child nutrition professionals.
These info sheets contain reliable nutrition information for teachers, students, and parents. School Nutrition Bites are developed in accordance with the Nutrition Education Competencies. Each publication meets a competency for the grade level(s) specified.
These info sheets for child nutrition professionals and teachers provide in-depth information on nutrition topics.
Calcium does more than build strong bones: too little calcium in your food can also have severe consequence for your muscles, teeth, blood, and nervous system. Learn where to find calcium in your food and how to keep enough in your diet.
Catechins are a type of flavonol found in many foods, including red wine, broad beans, black grapes, apricots, strawberries, chocolate, black tea, and green tea. Learn about the health benefits of this nutrient.
Want to know all about energy drinks, including information about common ingredients, safety, and functional claims? This info sheet will give you all the basics.
Flavonols are chemicals naturally present in fruits and vegetables. Research has shown them to have beneficial effects on people with a number of medical conditions, including asthma, diabetes, and even cancer. Find out more in this brief introduction.
General Nutrition & Health Guidelines
Good eating habits and the right amount of exercise can keep you healthy and feeling your best. This publication is a quick guide to help you balance all of the food groups, eat a sensible diet, and maintain an activity level that will keep you fit.
Iron and Anemia
You need plenty of iron in your diet, both to carry oxygen in your bloodstream and to keep all of your body's cells functioning properly. Severe iron deficiency causes a type of anemia. Learn to ensure you have the right amount of iron in your diet.
Phytochemicals are chemical compounds (including flavonoids, flavonols, and others) that scientists believe to be responsible for the disease-preventing effects of many foods. This publication is a quick introduction to these compounds and their benefits.
Trans Fats & Cardiovascular Disease
Trans fatty acids have been shown to negatively impact several factors that increase risk for cardiovascular disease. This publication covers what Trans fatty acids are and how they impact your health.
A vegetarian diet can provide all the nutrients your body requires, but if you are new to vegetarianism you may have to take extra care in planning your meals. This short publication will help you make good, informed choices.