Updated: August 30 2019

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (USDA)

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion is the focal point within USDA where scientific research is linked with the nutritional needs of the American public.

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion carries out its mission by:

* Developing and coordinating nutrition policy within the USDA
* Assessing the cost-effectiveness of government-sponsored nutrition programs on food consumption, food expenditures, food-related behavior, and nutritional status
* Preparing periodic updates on the cost of family food plans and of raising children
* Investigating techniques for effective nutrition communication for Americans
* Evaluating the Nutrient Content of the U.S. Food Supply. One of the government’s longest running historical studies begun in 1909, it documents the amounts of nutrients which are available to American consumers.

Primary Address

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (USDA)
3101 Park Center Drive, 10th Floor,
Alexandria, VA 22302-1594
Phone: (703) 305-2062
Web: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov

Region(s) Served
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