The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Food and Nutrition

Food and nutrition



Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (Agriculture Dept.), Science and Technology Program, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., MS 0272, 20250; (202) 720-8556. Ruihong Guo, Deputy Administrator.


Provides scientific, certification, and analytical support service to AMS community programs, federal and state agencies, and the private sector food industry; participates in international food safety organizations. Tests commodities traded with specific countries and regions, including butter, honey, eggs, nuts, poultry, and meat; analyzes nutritional value of U.S. military rations.

Agricultural Research Service (Agriculture Dept.), 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #302A, 20250-0300; (202) 720-3656. Fax, (202) 720-5427. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator.

General email,

Web,, Twitter, @USDA_ARS and Blog,

Conducts studies on agricultural problems of domestic and international concern through nationwide network of research centers. Studies include research on human nutrition; ...

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