Nutrition and Foods Resources

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Nutrition and Foods, California Community College- FCS

Nutrition and Foods, California Community College- FCS

Nutrition, Food Science and Culinary Arts education in California community colleges provides opportunities to acquire and apply knowledge and skills related to nutrition principles, food science, food preparation and management. These programs provide education and training leading to career technical certificates, associate degrees, certification or transfer to a four-year institution.
Nutrition, Food Science and Culinary Arts programs work closely with business and professional organizations to meet employer expectations and enhance employability of students. Emphasis is placed on career education programs and developing jobs skills.

Nutrition and Foods Curriculum

American Culinary Federation (ACF)

American Culinary Federation (ACF)

An authority on cooking in America since 1929, ACF is the premier profession chef’s organization in North America with more than 22,000 members in more than 230 chapters.  In 1976, ACF forever changed the culinary industry by elevating the position of the executive chef from service status to the professional category in the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Dictionary of Official Titles.  Offering competitions, certifications, national apprenticeship programs, regional and national events, and magazines that help foster the growth of professional chefs and the food service industry.

American Dietetic Association (ADA)

American Dietetic Association (ADA)

ADA is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.  ADA is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.  ADA was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917 by a visionary group of women, led by Lenna F. Cooper and ADA’s first president, Lulu C. Graves, who were dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve the public’s health & nutrition in World War I.

Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)

Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)

ANFP members work in hospitals, long-term care, schools, correctional facilities, and other non-commercial foodservice settings. The association provides foodservice reference, publications and resources, employment services for members, continuing education and professional development, and certification programs. ANFP monitors industry trends and legislative issues, and publishes one of the industry’s most respected magazines.

California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA)

California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA)

Childhood obesity did not happen by chance and it won’t be solved that way either. The California Center for Public Health Advocacy tackles the underlying factors that perpetuate childhood obesity and undermine parents’ desire to keep their children healthy: multibillion-dollar marketing and overwhelming availability of unhealthy foods and beverages, limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables in far too many communities, schools failing to provide quality physical education, cities designed for cars rather than pedestrians and bicyclists, and lack of safe places for children to play.

California Restaurant Association (CRA)

California Restaurant Association (CRA)

CRA is the oldest restaurant association in America, with more than 100 years experience, and more than 90,000 eating and drinking establishments currently operating in California, an estimated $54 billion in food and drink sales in 2007 and the generation of $4.5 billion in California sales tax per year.  Restaurants are indisputably a driving force in both the state employment and revenue sectors.  Over 1.4 million food industry jobs are currently in existence and there will be 1.6 million jobs in this field by 2017.

California School Nutrition Association (CSNA)

California School Nutrition Association (CSNA)

Educating and empowering members to provide healthy meals to foster an environment where children achieve overall wellness and lifelong success.

California State University, Sacramento- Nutrition and Food

California State University, Sacramento- Nutrition and Food

The Nutrition and Food concentration prepares students for careers in the field of nutrition, food management, food product development and sales, and nutrition education.

Choose My Plate

Choose My Plate

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:

Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.

The Center’s core projects to support its objectives are the following:

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • USDA Food Guidance System (MyPlate, MyPyramid, Food Guide Pyramid)
  • Healthy Eating Index
  • U.S. Food Plans
  • Nutrient Content of the U.S. Food Supply
  • Expenditures on Children by Families

Community Health Resources

Community Resources

The information on this page is provided by Health Services, Sacramento City College.

*All of the information on this page is subject to change without notice. Please call for the most updated information.* All numbers are 916 area code unless otherwise specified*

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

In conjunction with California Department of Education, Drs. Rachel Scherr, Marilyn Briggs, and Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr have created a set of nutrition competencies and a competency-based resource guide. Connecting the Dots… is filled with materials that have been created by nutrition, health, and education experts. It has been created as a way for child care providers and teachers of preschool-aged children to have an array of teaching materials that cover the Nutrition Competencies and Grade Level Expectations.

 

Eat Fit

Eat Fit.net

An interactive application created by Mical Shilts, Marcel Horwitz, and Dr. Marilyn Townsend intended to aid middle school students in personal dietary analysis and “guided goal setting.”

Feeling Fine Online

Feeling Fine Online

Feeling Fine Online is a web site produced by Dr. Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr that contains new, research-based information made available by means of brief video presentations on such topics as “Health Benefits of Dietary Flavanols” with UCD Nutrition faculty member Dr. Carl Keen, and how to “Eat Smart, Play Hard” with UCD Nutrition faculty member Dr. Liz Applegate.

Health Finder

Health Finder

Live well. Learn how.

International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA)

International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA)

IFSEA is a multifaceted service organization for the professionals of the hospitality industry. Our mission is to enhance the careers of our members through professional and personal growth.

Maternal and Infant Nutrition Briefs

Maternal and Infant Nutrition Briefs

A research-based newsletter prepared by Lucia Kaiser, Ph.D., the University of California for professionals interested in maternal and infant nutrition.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)

The restaurant industry employs almost 10 percent of the U.S. workforce — nearly 13 million people. The mission of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is to enhance the restaurant industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities.

Nutrition Education Competencies (Pre-School Level)

Pre-School-Nutrition Education Competencies

Nutrition Competencies and Grade Level Expectations is a document produced by Dr. Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr´s research group in collaboration with the California Department of Education.The Competencies provides comprehensive and sequential nutrition goals for nutrition education for California´s children, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.

More information on the document is available online in a recent article published in California Agriculture (Kirkpatrick, N., Briggs, M., and S. Zidenberg-Cherr. California teachers support the Nutrition Competencies-new nutrition instruction guidelines. California Agriculture, volume 61, number 1, pp. 41-46, 2007).

Nutrition Education Competencies (K-12 Grade Levels)

K-12-Nutrition Education Competencies

Nutrition Competencies and Grade Level Expectations is a document produced by Dr. Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr´s research group in collaboration with the California Department of Education.The Competencies provides comprehensive and sequential nutrition goals for nutrition education for California´s children, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.

More information on the document is available online in a recent article published in California Agriculture (Kirkpatrick, N., Briggs, M., and S. Zidenberg-Cherr. California teachers support the Nutrition Competencies-new nutrition instruction guidelines. California Agriculture, volume 61, number 1, pp. 41-46, 2007).

Nutrition.gov

Nutrition.gov

Nutrition.gov provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

Providing science-based dietary guidance is critical to enhance the public’s ability to make healthy choices in the effort to reduce obesity and other food related diseases. Since dietary needs change throughout the lifespan, specialized nutrition information is provided about infants, children, teens, adult women and men, and seniors.

Users can find practical information on healthy eating, dietary supplements, fitness and how to keep food safe. The site is kept fresh with the latest news and features links to interesting sites.

Nutrition.gov is funded by Research, Education and Economics (REE), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the National Agricultural Library (NAL).

Society for Nutrition Education (SNE)

Society for Nutrition Education (SNE)

The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) promotes the nutritional well-being of the public through improved practice in education, research, and public policy. The Society conducts and promotes nutrition education research, and disseminates scientifically sound food and nutrition information. It also assists in policy development at the national and State levels. The audiences served by the Society have a diversity of needs and interests related to food, nutrition, and health. In addition to its members, those audiences include other nutritionists; legislators and other government personnel; food, health, and educational organizations; and consumers.

UC Cooperative Extension Community Nutrition

UC Cooperative Extension Community Nutrition

Dr. Lucia Kaiser maintains the UC Cooperative Extension Community Nutrition website, which provides research updates, nutrition education resources, and evaluation tools that can help those working in the community to support Americans in adopting healthy lifestyles and improving the food environment.

UC Davis Human Lactation Center

UC Davis Human Lactation Center

The UC Davis Human Lactation Center provides a focal point for communication among researchers, clinicians, policy-makers and educators to assure that the latest research-based information is made available to those working with lactating women and their infants. The center also aims to foster communication and collaboration among faculty and other professionals interested in human lactation research.

University of California, Davis- Department of Nutrition

University of California, Davis- Department of Nutrition

The Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis, is internationally recognized for its leadership in teaching, including outreach, and research. With respect to teaching, the department is focused on two goals:

  1. The training of the next generation of nutrition scientists.
  2. The transmittal of nutrition knowledge to our nation´s citizenry.

The Department is committed to extending science-based information to the public through local, state, national and international channels. Graduates of the nutrition program at UC Davis are recognized as among the best in the country and are aggressively recruited for positions in industry, government and educational institutes. For sharing accurate nutrition information, UC Davis with the support of UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is committed to outreach efforts that have the common goal of improving the health of all Americans.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.

The FDA’s organization consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.