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The National Institute on Aging offers free information about health and aging in English and Spanish.

National Institute on Aging Information Center
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
1-800-222-2225 (toll-free)
1-800-222-4225 (TTY/toll-free)

To order publications (in English or Spanish) or sign up for regular email alerts, go to:

Visit, a senior-friendly website from the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine. This website has health and wellness information for older adults. Special features make it simple to use. For example, you can click on a button to make the type larger.

The National Institute on Aging’s ADEAR Center offers free information (in English and Spanish) about Alzheimer’s disease, including related eating problems.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
1-800-438-4380 (toll-free)

Here is an alphabetical list of some resources for information on nutrition. Each resource has more detailed information on topics like the Dietary Guidelines, food safety, meal planning, and physical activity. Federal government resources are listed first.

Federal Government Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
1-800-232-4636 (toll-free)
1-888-232-6348 (TTY/toll-free)

1-888-779-7264 (toll-free)

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993

Food Safety Information
1-888-674-6854 (toll-free)—meat, poultry, and eggs

Fruits and Veggies Matter
1-800-232-4636 (toll-free)
1-888-232-6348 (TTY/toll-free)



National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
1-240-629-3255 (TTY)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
Bldg. 31, Rm. 9A06
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans


USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
3101 Park Center Drive, 10th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22302-1594

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250

Non-Federal Resources:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231

American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824
1-800-377-8555 (TDD/toll-free)

Food Insight
International Food Information Council Foundation

1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 430
Washington, DC 20036

Local Harvest
P.O. Box 1292
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Mayo Clinic

Meals on Wheels
203 South Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
1612 K Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006

This publication list includes non-federal resources in order to provide additional information to consumers. The views and content in these resources have not been formally approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Listing these resources is not an endorsement by HHS or its components.

Reprinted September 2012

Fecha de publicación: Septiembre 2011
Última actualización: Enero 22, 2015

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