Nutrition, Foods, & Food Supply


TX 349 Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Index of Food and Nutrition Internet Resources

The Index of Food and Nutrition Internet Resources is a service of the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC), a division of the National Agricultural 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; Beltsville, Maryland.
To Search:
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

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 Extension homepage.
The site is sponsored by the Michigan State University Extension; East Lansing, Michigan.
To Search:
Select letter from alphabetical index; select topic from listings. Scroll to view document entry.

National Food Safety Database

The National Food Safety Database is designed to develop " 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 from 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; Gainesville, Florida.
To Search:
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

International Food Composition Tables

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 region.
The site is maintained by the United Nations University Food and Nutrition Program; Tokyo, Japan.
To Search:
Select regional link from site's main page. Then scroll through listings to view records.