FNS Blog: Louisiana Tour Highlights Making a Difference One Meal and One Life at a Time

During a recent visit to Louisiana, I had the opportunity to see several FNS programs in action. I gained greater insight on the different ways FNS is helping Americans find a path to self-sufficiency, while providing access to food through FNS’ nutrition programs to people who need it most. After arriving in New Orleans, I visited the Catholic Charities Food for Families Distribution Center. USDA partners with the organization through the Commodity Supplement Food Program (CSFP). CSFP works to improve the health of low-income persons who are at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA [...]

June 10th, 2019|

Keeping Hands Clean and Summer Camp Trip Foods Safe

Does your child’s summer camp itinerary include outdoorsy trips that require them to bring snacks? How will you fulfill their taste buds while keeping perishable snacks safe? How will you make sure kids will clean their hands before eating? These trips will probably be in hot, sunny weather, and that can come with food safety risks. Let’s keep calm and be food safe this summer! Summer Camp Grocery Shopping It’s important to kick-off the shopping strategy by making a list of items that you know the kiddies will enjoy devouring, especially if they are active and expending a lot of [...]

June 5th, 2019|

Let’s Celebrate Eight and Start Simple with MyPlate

Happy Birthday, MyPlate! Eight years ago, MyPlate was introduced as a symbol of the five food groups that serve as the building blocks for healthy eating. This year, we are encouraged to Start Simple with MyPlate, which provides healthy inspiration and tips that are easily incorporated into busy lives and fit personal preferences, health goals, style, and budget. Learn more and join in the #MyPlateChallenge at: In honor of MyPlate’s 8th birthday, we are excited to celebrate with nutrition education gifts for you. The staff here at the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) have come together to [...]

June 3rd, 2019|

Welcome to the New Website!

For more than 15 years, has provided consumers with easy access to reliable information on food, healthy eating, food safety and physical activity. The team is pleased to announce the launch of a newly designed and enhanced website. will now feature a modernized, mobile-friendly design, enhanced functionality, better browsing ability and easier access to content that can help users make healthful eating choices. The website is also organized by audience type as well as nutrition topic for easier navigation. Read more at FNS Blog

June 3rd, 2019|