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Finding Materials on Food in the Library

Forbes Library uses the Cutter Expansive Classification system to order books throughout the library. Under this system you will find most of our materials about food shelved under the following call numbers:

RUFood and health, nutrition
RUP-RUSPreserving, canning, drying
RVCooking and cookbooks
RWDieting, dietary restrictions, and related cookbooks
RXDrink, beverages
RXA-RXXSpecific foods, by type
RXVVegetables, vegetarian cooking
RXVEVegan cooking

If you need help finding anything, please ask a librarian at the reference desk.

Materials with these call numbers can be found in the reading room (new books) and on the mezzanine. Additional materials can be found in the children's room, and in our collection of documentary films.

Local Food

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)
Western Massachusetts farm products guide and sponsors of the "Local Hero" campaign for locally grown food.

The complete list of Massachusetts grown products. Search by food crops, farmers’ markets, fairs, pick-your-own farms, wineries and more.

Nutrition and Health

Eat Well Guide
Find local, sustainable and organic food, by geographical location.

Food Allergy Cookbook
A helpful and well-organized list of food allergy resources available on the web.

US Food and Drug Administration
The official site for the FDA. This comprehensive site includes news, product information, laws, etc.

National Nutrient Database
The USDA created this database to provide detailed nutritional information on specific amounts of many foods.

University of Illinois Extensions: Nutrition and Health
Includes information on food preparation, preservation, nutrition & analysis, and safety storage.

Safety and Standards

Home Food Safety
Maintained by the American Dietetic Association. Includes information on how to prepare and store food safely.

Organic Trade Association
A business organization whose mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy.

Consumers Union
Consumers Union's food safety efforts seek to focus public attention on food safety risks and regulatory deficiencies that can result in harm to the public.
Related site providing consumers with timely information about food safety risks and actions that can be taken to reduce them.

Drinking Water and Health
The EPA provides information on public drinking water quality from local sources in every community.


Food Consumption Trends
Maintained by the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center. Contains statistics and analysis on food use in the United States.

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