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Food Science and Human Nutrition Research Guide

Resources for research in food science and human nutrition.

Ask Karen!

From the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service:

Ask Karen provides 24/7 virtual assistance and tips on preventing foodborne illness, safe food handling and storage, and safe preparation of meat, poultry, and egg products. Mobile Ask Karen has all the same features as Ask Karen from your desktop or laptop. You can get answers to your food safety questions while at the grocery store, farmers market, in your kitchen, or while at your barbecue grill.

Using your Android or iOS device, you can chat live with a food safety expert on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST, and the app provides the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline number (1-888-MPHotline) in case you want to speak to someone directly.

Click on one of the following options - Mobile Web, iOS, Android

Is My Food Safe?

Is My Food Safe?

Aimed at consumers. Is my burger done yet? Are my leftovers still safe to eat? This ad-free app features:

    Check the safe internal cooking temperatures for meats and more.
    Learn essential information on how long you can keep those leftovers.
    Test your knowledge of kitchen safety and see what grade your kitchen receives.
    Find out more about food safety from registered dietitians—the food and nutrition experts.

Is My Food Safe? is brought to you by the Home Food Safety program, and collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods. Learn more at

Android applications IOS applications

Join Calorie Count and get FREE personalized Diet and Analysis Tools.


Effortlessly keep track of your diet and exercise with the free iPhone app.

Available on the App Store


Use the free dieting app that allows Android users to search and log nutritional data for over 250,000 foods, popular exercises and healthy recipes, as well as track their weight loss, all while on the go.

Get it on Google Play