promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being

Additional Resources

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Legislation:

  • Organizational Chart of the United States Government PDF Chart Download
  • State Medicaid Office Medicaid is a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for low-income pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, disabled individuals and nursing home residents. These individuals must meet certain income and other requirements. I'd just include them both under Legislation.
  • US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) The HHS is the government's principal agency for the protection of all essential health services for Americans. The agency provides more grants and funding to deserving parties than all other federal agencies combined. The website outlines how to apply, the general process, as well as lists of available grants and funding opportunities.
  • MNT Provider (requires sign in) The MNT Provider is a monthly publication of the Academy. It provides readers with useful information about coding and coverage, agency guidelines, business skills and more. The MNT Provider uses expert analyses to present legislation and management information that specifically affects dietetic practice. Must be logged into the The Academy website to access.

Community:

  • Community Food Security Coalition The Community Food Security Coalition catalyzes food systems that are healthy, sustainable, just, and democratic by building community voice and capacity for change.
  • Farm to School Farm to School connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.
  • The Food Research Action Center The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation Health Facts A project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states.
  • Mapping the World of Nutrition. An PDF download that presents an overview of the federal funding for nutrition programs from the Congressional Hunger Center.
  • The Partnership to Prevent Chronic Disease The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a national and state-based coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business and labor groups, and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability, and rising health care costs in the United States: chronic disease.
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Our goal is clear: To help our society transform itself for the better.
  • Alabama School Nutrition Association ASNA's mission is to advance good nutrition for all children in the state of Alabama.
  • School Nutrition Association The School Nutrition Association is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Alabama WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Recovery:

  • Magic City Harvest Food Recovery Program Magic City Harvest recovers excess food to help alleviate food insecurity and food waste in Jefferson, Shelby and Talladega counties. Although their focus is primarily on recovery of donated perishable food, MCH is committed and involved in multiple collaborative initiatives which are addressing the challenges and barriers to area residents accessing sufficient, nutritious food.
  • Jones Valley Urban Farms JVUF is a model sustainable urban farm that teaches youth and the Birmingham community about sustainable agriculture and nutrition through outdoor experiential education.