Nutrition, Foods, & Food Supply
TX 349 Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
The Index of Food and Nutrition Internet Resources is a service of the Food
and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC), a division of the National
Library of the USDA. The FNIC is one of several information centers within
the library and is a storehouse for nutrition information, seen in the form
of publications, resources lists, bibliographies, books, journals, and
audiovisual aids. This site is a listing of WWW locations devoted to topics
in the areas of health and nutrition; all contained sites have been placed
under subject categories for ease of searching.
Over seventy subject headings are featured in the idex; users are asked to
refer to the site for complete subject coverage. Major topics provided
include: adolescence; aging; AIDS; allergies; cancer; child nutrition and
health; dental health; diabetes; dietetics; food composition; food industry
and labeling; government sites; heart health; herbal information; hunger;
minerals; nutrient analysis; obesity; pregnancy; sports nutrition;
supplements; USDA; vegetarian nutrition; vitamins; and weight control. Users
may select any of the 74 topics to move to that particular area in the
index. A second search method involves browsing the site's contents.
Within a subject category, WWW site titles are listed (though not
alphabetically) with a brief description of their names or affiliations. A
site's title is its direct link to the WWW. Following the comprehensive
subject title listings, the contents of the index are displayed. Links are
also provided to the USDA's content disclaimer about the site and to the
Food and Nutrition Information Center.
The index is maintained by the Food and Nutrition Information Center; the
National Agricultural Library; United States Department of Agriculture;
Select subject category of interest from site's main listings to move
directly to that portion of the index. Or browse through index's contents.
All titles are direct links to their respective WWW sites.
TK 531 Examination and Analysis. Composition. Adulteration. General Works
Extension Food Safety Education Database is a "...collection of food safety
curricula and instructional resources designed to help educators
locate...materials for youth and adults." Publications featured discuss
such topics as: "...a range of food-related risk issues...microbiological
concerns, food irradiation, pesticides, environmental concerns,
biotechnology and others." The database was developed by a team as part of
an ES/USDA Food Safety and Quality Initiative project.
Within the site's main page is general information on site contents, a
keyword search link (which produces a query page with a search field), and
an alphabetical index. Selecting a letter category from the index produces
an alphabetical list of topics. Users should scroll to view a category's
holdings; topics are direct links to viewing documents. A document entry
offers: (1) title; (2) format; (3) date produced; (4) project number; (5)
university; (6) project director; (7) director's business address; (8)
phone, fax, and e-mail information; (9) abstract of document; (10) table of
contents; (11) availability information; (12) NAL call number; and (13)
disclaimer. Users should scroll to view a document's entry; at the bottom
of each document page are links to the top of the file and to the MSU
The site is sponsored by the Michigan State University Extension; East
Select letter from alphabetical index; select topic from listings. Scroll
to view document entry.
The National Food Safety Database is designed to develop "...an efficient
management system of US food safety databases that are used by the
Cooperative Extension Service (CES), consumers, industry, and other public
health organizations. The end result of such a management program is a
highly informative, efficient and accurate website which will provide
one-stop shopping for food safety information."
Within the site's main page are four question-marked links: (1) who?; (2)
what?; (3) where?; and (4) how? The first details individuals involved in
the database project and its WWW site. The second offers general
information on the database project; "where" reveals a business address for
more information on the project. "How" details FAQ's concerning the site.
Below these four links are three major links for the site: (1) browse
database; (2) search database; and (3) learn more about the database. The
first link opens to reveal four major divisions: (1) consumer-related food
safety materials; (2) industry-related food safety materials; (3)
educator/trainer-related materials; and (4) hot topics. Selecting a topic
this group then reveals a list of document titles; choosing a document title
then reveals the actual text, seen by scrolling.
"Search database" opens a keyword query page with searching information.
Results of searches are a non-alphabetical list of document titles;
selecting a title then reveals its complete text. "Learn more about the
database" discusses general information concerning the site. At the bottom
of the site's main page are details on awards received by the site.
The site is maintained by the USDA and the University of Florida;
Select "browse" link; select major division and subtopic area. Document
titles are direct links to viewing complete texts. Or select "search" and
enter data in keyword field to produce title list.
TK 551 Examination and Analysis. Composition. Adulteration. Dietary Studies, Food Values,
Experiments, Tests, Etc. General Works
The International Food Composition Tables is a division of the WWW site,
Infoods Information, a collection of news, data, and documents relating to
the International Food Data Systems Project (INFOODS). The site features
food composition tables located in the Boston INFOODS library.
Within the site are regional links, which begin the search process: (1)
International/Multinational; (2) Asia; (3) Africa; (4) Canada, Caribbean,
USA; (5) Europe; (6) Latin America; (7) Middle East; and (8) Oceania. After
selecting a region of interest, food composition tables listings are
organized within an alphabetical nations listing. Within a nation's record,
table listings are alphabetized by title. Composition tables entries
feature: (1) title of the table; (2) author(s); (3) publisher (name and
location); (4) year of publication; (5) number of pages; and (6) language of
text. Users should scroll to view the table listings within a country and
The site is maintained by the United Nations University Food and Nutrition
Program; Tokyo, Japan.
Select regional link from site's main page. Then scroll through listings
to view records.