Nutrition.gov serves as a gateway to reliable resources on food, healthy eating, physical activity and food safety. Find links to information from Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and universities with expertise in food and human nutrition to help you make healthful eating choices.
FDA is responsible for protecting public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, and cosmetics. FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to maintain and improve their health.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition assistance program. SNAP provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. This card can be used like a debit card to purchase eligible food in authorized retail food stores.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. It is comprised of the Office of the Secretary and 11 operating divisions. The agencies perform a wide variety of tasks and services, including research, public health, food and drug safety, grants and other funding, health insurance, and many others.
The Greater Boston Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. Our objective is to distribute enough food to provide at least one meal a day to those in need. The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, we distributed 48 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people.
The Farm at Stonehill was founded in 2011 with two goals in mind: first, provide fresh, nutritious, locally grown food to local food pantries and families in need. Second, provide students with the opportunity to actively engage in food justice issues in neighboring communities.