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Hotlines

FOR HOTLINES IMMEDIATE HELP!

1. National Food Service Management Institute's Help Desk - Call toll free 1-800-321-3054 , Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central.

2. American Nutrition and Dietetics Association Headquarters- Call   (800) 877-1600 or (312) 899-0040.

3. FDA's Office of Consumer Inquires - Call 1-888-463-6332 for questions on food safety.

4. USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline - Call toll free 1-888-674-6854

5. International Food Information Council Foundation - Call (202) 296-6540.
 
6. FDA's emergency involving food, drugs, medical devices, dietary supplements, or cosmetics- Call 1-866-300-4374 or 1-301-796-8240.
Nutrition Newsletters and Books

American Dietetic Association's Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, 2nd Edition
Roberta Larson Duyff
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002
ISBN: 0471229245
Dr. Irene's Nutrition Tidbits Newsletter
http://www.drirene.net/qa3.htm
Free email newsletter prepared by a nutritionist who is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.
Food Reflections
http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/foodtalk.htm
Free email newsletter from the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.
Nutrition Action Healthletter
http://www.cspinet.org/nah/index.htm
View featured articles online.
Nutrition and Your Child
http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/cnrc/consumer/nyc/nyc.htm
Practical advice for parents and professionals who work with kids.
I need to Get in Shape, Now What?!
Carol Leonetti Dannhauser and Sandra Michaelson Warren
New York, NY: Silver Lining Books, c2001. 199pp. ISBN: 0-7607-2068-1
Excellent all in one resource that talks about nutrition basics, eating right, weight management, fitness, and maintaining a healthy body.
Mayo Clinic on Healthy Weight
Donald D.Hensrud, MD Editor in Chief
Rochester, MN: Mayo Clinic, 2000. 200pp. ISBN" 1-893005-05-4
This book provides the tools to get started with an individual weight loss and maintenance program.
Food Allergies

Students with allergies are permitted food substitutions "only when supported by a statement from a recognized medical authority that includes recommended alternate foods." A recognized medical authority may be a doctor, a nurse, or a physician's assistant. Since most allergies continue, it is not necessary for a new statement to be secured each year. For example, if a student is allergic to milk and a medical statement is on file, fruit juice will be given to the student.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.