1. Institute of Child Nutrition Help Desk
Call toll-free 1-800-321-3054
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central.
2. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association Headquarters
Call (800) 877-1600 or (312) 899-0040.
3. FDA's Office of Consumer Inquiries 
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
Free email newsletter prepared by a nutritionist who is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.
Food Reflections
Free email newsletter from the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.
Nutrition Action Healthletter
View featured articles online.
Nutrition and Your Child
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
An 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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.


Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.


To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or


 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.