Web Sites for Reliable Health and Nutrition Information

General Nutrition Information

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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

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

Comprehensive site with information on just about any topic related to food safety, nutrition and governmental policies.


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

Provides information on nutrition policies and guidelines for professional and consumer use.

Consumer Sites

Center for Science in the Public Interest

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

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

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

An online tool to track your food intake.

Food and Nutrition Information Center

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

HEI provides a measure of diet quality that assesses conformance to federal dietary guidance.

Healthy Eating on the Go

Healthy Dining Finder

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

Comprehensive site educating consumers about food safety.

Home Food Safety

Guidelines for practicing safe food handling in the home.

International Food Information Council

Comprehensive nutrition and food safety resource.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

The site provides news, hotlines and information on food safety for the consumer