Web Sites for Reliable Health and Nutrition Information

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General Nutrition Information

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

www.eatright.org
Information includes daily tips to improve diet quality, resources for nutrition information, fact sheets on many nutrition related topics, and a search engine to locate a dietitian. Nutrition information is also provided in Spanish.

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

http://www.choosemyplate.gov
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, aims to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans.

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

http://www.fda.gov/food/default.htm
Comprehensive site with information on just about any topic related to food safety, nutrition and governmental policies.

Nutrition.gov

http://www.nutrition.gov
Comprehensive guide to providing resources on health management, lifecycle issues, food safety, food assistance programs, and research projects.

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

http://www.usda.gov/cnpp
Provides information on nutrition policies and guidelines for professional and consumer use.

Consumer Sites

Center for Science in the Public Interest

www.cspinet.org
A consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.

Consumer Labs

www.consumerlab.com
Consumer Labs is a provider of independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness, and nutrition products.

Diet Tracking

My Fitness Pal

www.myfitnesspal.com
An online tool to track your food intake. My Fitness Pal is also available as a free application for some smart phones.

United States Department of Agriculture

www.supertracker.usda.gov
An online tool to track your food intake.

Food and Nutrition Information Center

fnic.nal.usda.gov/dietary-guidance/dietary-reference-intakes/dri-tables
FNIC provides links to the Dietary Reference Intakes Tables (DRI’s), developed by the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board.

Healthy Eating Index

www.cnpp.usda.gov/healthyeatingindex.htm
HEI provides a measure of diet quality that assesses conformance to federal dietary guidance.

Healthy Eating on the Go

Healthy Dining Finder

www.healthydiningfinder.com
Developed in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and with partial funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this site provides diners with a centralized resource for identifying the healthier choices and corresponding nutrition information from restaurants nationwide.

Food Safety Information

Fight Bac

fightbac.org
Comprehensive site educating consumers about food safety.

Home Food Safety

homefoodsafety.org
Guidelines for practicing safe food handling in the home.

International Food Information Council

www.foodinsight.org
Comprehensive nutrition and food safety resource.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

www.fsis.usda.gov
The site provides news, hotlines and information on food safety for the consumer



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