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Here are some links that will help you as you research food and nutrition. Click on the to rate an individual site.
Diet and Nutrition
Produced by CBS News, this is an interactive site on the topic of food, nutrition, food allergies, and includes a Body Mass Index calculator.
"Nutrition advice exclusively by registered dieticians."
Make Your Calories Count
A tutorial available from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It provides consumers with information to help plan a healthful diet while managing calorie intake. It also demonstrates how to read nutrition labels on food products.
Choose My Plate
The food pyramid has changed and is now a food plate. See how science has revamped current thinking about daily nutritional needs.
Nutrition and Food Web Archive (NAFWA)
Created by a registered dietician, this site provides a wealth of information on food and nutrition. A host of various calculators are also included.
Nutrition Assistance Programs
Produced by the Food and Nutrition Service of the USDA, the FNS "provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education."
A service of the National Agricultural Library at the USDA, it provides easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.
StillTasty: Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide
"How long will your favorite food or beverage stay safe and tasty? What is the best way to store it?" This website has the answers for thousands of foods and beverages.
Specialized Search Engines
Many of the Suggested Websites (above) also have embedded search engines on their sites.
Nutrition Blogs and Podcasts
American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Podcasts
The ASN produces up-to-date podcasts on a variety of nutrition and dietary related topics.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Provides a directory of podcasts and RSS feeds to which you can subscribe.
"Written by RDs, fitness experts, and MDs, this blog is a great way to keep tabs on the latest diet news." Rated by Fitness Magazine as one of their favorite food and nutrition blogs.
"Nutrition professor and author Marion Nestle blogs about the latest news in food policy." Fitness Magazine has rated this as one of their favorite blogs.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating
A blog written by two Mayo Clinic registered dieticians.
Written by Janet Helm, MS, RD, this blog was rated the 2010 top food and nutrition blog by HealthCastle.
VegCast focuses on news and health issues, rather than advocacy. "If you're looking for an indepth, serious exploration of issues affecting vegetarians and vegetarian health, this is the podcast to listen to," as stated by about.com.
Here is a listing of organizations that are affiliated with nutrition.
Descriptions are taken directly from their mission statements.
American Society for Nutrition
ASN is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals.
Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
The mission of HNRCA is to explore the relationship between nutrition, aging and health by determining the nutrient requirements that are necessary to promote health and well-being for older adults and examining the degenerative conditions associated with aging.
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
A leading advocate for food science and a catalyst for change around the world.
National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)
A non-profit business league that provides a foundation for holistically trained nutrition professionals to network, share expertise and deliver business-building ideas to members. Their mission is to enhance the integrity of the holistic nutrition profession.
Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
A non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world's diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma.
UNICEF works to help see that every child's right to adequate nutrition is fulfilled. This page provides information on global nutrition projects, resources, and UNICEF research on nutrition issues.