Are you looking for information on general diet and nutrition? It can be confusing as internet is flooded with information. You can Google various articles targeting health and nutritive value with the most appropriate key words. But sometimes getting right information is tough. No matter which diet you follow, whatever physical status you have; healthy or ailing, heavy or thin, dieticians and health care providers suggest you to educate yourself in the basics of good nutrition. I would like to present you with the websites that are excellent sources of information. I have summarized the main theme of each website, so that you don’t have to wander around. Most of these websites provide statistics, calculators, lists and links to additional sites.
General Diet and Nutrition Web sites:
- American Academy of Pediatrics: http://www.aap.org/
American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians. This Web site contains a wealth of information on children’s nutrition, obesity and more general information for children aged neonates – 21.
- American Dietetic Association On The Net: http://www.eatright.org/
The American Dietetic Association is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, with over 70,000 members. the website is comprehensive and authoritative. It is my recommendation that you should bookmark this website, as you may want to refer it again and again.
- Ask The Dietitian: http://www.dietitian.com/
Ask the Dietitian® website launched July 1995 and maintained by Joanne Larsen, MS, RD, LD, a registered and licensed dietitian with extensive clinical experience in nutrition therapy, at hospitals, clinics, mental health and nursing homes. It contains an extensive Q&A list of medical conditions, sports, vitamins, and other nutrition-related questions that have been posted by the public.
- Calorie Count: http://www.calorie-count.com
A site offering free nutritional information on a wide range of foods – including information on fat, protein and sugar for each item of food listed.
- Calorie Control Council: http://www.caloriecontrol.org/
The calorie control council, established in 1966, is an international, nonprofit representing low fat and reduced calorie food and beverage manufactures, and suppliers. Hot topics include healthy low carb dieting and top news related to diet and nutrition. It cites scientific...
research, particularly related to mutagenecity, metabolism, and carcinogenicity.
- Foods And Nutrition Information Center (FNIC): http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/
The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) is a leader in on-line global nutrition information. The center was started in 1971 (with 2 nutritionists) under a reimbursable agreement between the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Agricultural Library (NAL). FNIC Web site contains over 2500 links to current and reliable nutrition information.
- International Foods Information Council (IFIC): http://www.ific.org/
IFIC describes itself as “your nutrition and food safety resource”. The site is available in English and Spanish. IFIC’s mission is to communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition. IFIC is information source for health and nutrition professionals, educators, journalists, government officials and others that provide information to consumers.
- US Department Agriculture National Nutrient Database (NND) from Nutritional Data Laboratory: http://www.ars.usda.gov/
The databases on this website are excellent sources for learning about the nutrient content of foods. The Mission of the Nutrient Data Laboratory is “To develop authoritative food composition databases and state of the art methods to acquire, evaluate, compile and disseminate data on foods and dietary supplements available in the United States.”
- Wheat Foods Council (WFC): http://www.wheatfoods.org/
The WFC is a national nonprofit organization formed in 1972 to help increase awareness of dietary grains as an essential component to a healthy diet. The Council is the only national organization that promotes the entire category of wheat-based foods, including bread, cereal, crackers, pasta, sweet goods and tortillas.
These websites are excellent source of information. I have taken data from these websites for some of my posts. There is a saying that “never shows your cards” or “never asks magician its tricks”. I can go on with the list, but the thing is my health mission is to spread awareness regarding health issues, whether by my post or directing you to appropriate sources. I will continue to give readers easy to follow posts and these health information banks.