Useful Links

Comprehensive site detailing the government’s new Pyramid, now called “” Site has complete descriptions of food groups and serving sizes, and tips and resources including downloadable posters and clip art. Users can individualize their pyramid plan on-line through "Interative Tools" and track their diet and activity on “Food Tracker”.

USDA/ARS Nutrient Database Laboratory

Good search engine for a food composition database

Nutrition Data

Purpose of the site is to make food nutritional information more accessible and understandable to all. This powerful, interactive website utilizes USDA’s nutrient database and allows you to create and maintain your own personal “Pantry” of foods and their nutritional information. Allows for custom food entry for foods not included in USDA’s database. Provides a great display of where the food fits into the Food Guide Pyramid, along with a health rating and Nutrition Facts label for the selected food.