Office of Nutrition Services
350 Capitol Street • Room 519 • Charleston, WV 25301-3715
phone: 304-558-0030 • fax: 304-558-1541

Nutrition Websites


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - eatright®
This web site of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides food, health and fitness information for kids, parents, men, women and seniors.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
This site provides professionals and parents with information on specific childhood health and safety issues as well as the opportunity to order materials produced by the AAP.

The American Dairy Association Mideast

A source for science-based dairy nutrition and health information which includes handouts, info graphics, wellness materials, presentations, recipes, a WIC toolkit and more.

The American Dietetic Association
This site promotes optimal nutrition, health and well-being.

Best Colleges Student Guide to Nutrition
According to the CDC, "empty" calories account for up to 40% of ayoung person's diet, which could lead to real health problems.  The Best College Student's Guide to Nutrition goes beyond supplying students with cursory infomration about nutrition, and takes a in-depth look at why proper nutrition and a well-balanced diet are important to overall health. 

CDC Pediatric and Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System
The Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) and the Pregnancy Surveillance System (PNSS) are program-based surveillance systems that monitor the nutritional status of low-income infants, children, and women in federally funded maternal and child health programs.

This website presents information regarding pregnancy and childbirth.

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
CFSAN provides information on food regulated by the FDA, including food recalls and warnings, research and frequently asked questions about topics such as food labeling and food additives.

Explore Nutrition

Explore the World of Nutrition with Nutrition Explorations (for kids)  

Fruits & Veggies More Matters®
How many cups do you need?

Guide to Nutrition Careers has created an in-depth guide for students and young professionals looking for reliable, expert-driven information on nutrition, a key specialization in the field of public health.

Healthy Food Bank Hub

The Hub provides a platform of evaluated tools and resources, showcases existing best practices and nutrition initiatives, and engages health and nutrition professionals to help fight hunger while promoting health.

LaLeche League
This website provides information about breastfeeding issues.

March of Dimes
Find breaking news and statistics on maternal and infant health on this website. You can also access their resource center from this site by selecting "One on One Info", which is located on the upper right hand side of their home page, so you can receive informed responses to your questions about pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, birth defects, genetics, drug use and exposure to environmental hazards during pregnancy, and related topics.

National Dairy Council
This site provides resources for current scientific research that support the health benefits of dairy foods. You can also locate basic dairy nutrition facts. Not only does the site provide sound science on why dairy is good for you, but it also offers easy, practical tips to help add dairy to your diet.

National Nutrition Month®
National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Nutrition Starts here
Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers    

Student Health and Wellness Guide
Students can be quick to let their health fall to the wayside when they start college, but staying aware of good and bad health habits will serve you well in the long-term.  This website provides information and articles regarding student health and wellness.

A source of 100-plus ideas, “how-to” resources, and great West Virginia models for healthier communities. A wonderful online way to trade ideas and help each other make it easier for people to move more and eat healthy food.

United States Department of Agriculture-MyPlate for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have special nutritional needs.  This site is designed just for you.  It has advice you need to help you and your baby stay healthy.

United States Department of Agriculture-MyPlate for Preschoolers
Use MyPlate to help your preschooler eat well, be active, and be healthy.

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)
CNPP is responsible for the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid and the Dietary Guidelines. It provides recipes, tips and nutrition research. Consumers can calculate their Healthy Eating Index score through CNPP's website.

USDA Nutrition
The USDA has launched this website to help people find answers to nutrition and food related questions. This site is a comprehensive source of information about nutrition and dietary guidance from multiple government agencies.

West Virginia Dietetic Association
The WVDA is a professional organization of dietitians committed to serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition.

West Virginia Nutrition Network-Nutrition Links
This web site provides additional nutrition and physical activity links.

WIC Works Resource System
This resource provides nutrition service tools for health and nutrition professionals.






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