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Diet & Nutrition

American Dietetic Association
Informative fact sheets, food sources of nutrients, food safety, recipes, tips on grocery shopping and cooking, kids' nutrition needs, and information on special dietary needs from this professional association.

Mayo Clinic Food & Nutrition
Nutrition information and reference articles from the Mayo Clinic, plus links to other diet and nutrition organizations.

Answers from Mayo Specialists
Nutrition Center medical editor and colleagues answer select questions about food and nutrition. Ask the specialist a question.

Tufts University Nutrition Navigator
A rating guide to nutrition websites.

Medical Library Encyclopedia: Nutrition
The nutrition section of the WebMD Health Medical Library Encyclopedia provides brief definitions of terms and often a longer article with common questions and answers. Read up on the difference between good and bad cholesterol, additives in food, nutritional concerns related to different medical conditions, balanced diet, vitamin deficiencies, home remedies, and other health/nutrition topics. Has an "Ask Our Experts" section.

The Nutrition Source
Knowledge for healthy eating from the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health.

Health and Nutrition
Yahoo's list of popular diet and nutrition sites.

Nutrition.gov
Your guide to nutrition and health information on government websites.

Consumer Information Center - Food and Nutrition Publications
U.S. government food and nutrition publications - dietary guidelines, supplements, the food guide pyramid, and making healthy food choices.

Interactive Healthy Eating Index
A new web site from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, that offers users information on measuring their eating habits against current dietary guidelines. Foods are analyzed and rated according to their nutritional content. Includes recipes and tips for healthy, thrifty meals.

Food and Nutrition Information Center
One of several information centers at the National Agricultural Library, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. One of the links on their FNIC Resource Lists provides guidance on how to understand and use the nutrition facts panel on food labels.

Nutrient Database (USDA)
A searchable database of nutrient values for over 6839 foods. If you want to view reports on foods by single nutrients, check the Nutrient Lists.

NutritionData Use NutritionData's Nutrition Facts Analyzer to generate nutrition fact labels and provide simplified nutritional analyses from their 6,742 food database. Learn what's good and bad about the foods you eat in order to select foods that best meet your dietary needs.

Other sites on food composition you may wish to try:

FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Provides information on food and nutrition issues - articles, news updates, fact sheets, and a Toll Free Food Information Line (1-888-SAFEFOOD). A large and fairly complex site.

www.FoodSafety.gov
"Gateway to government food safety information." News and safety alerts, consumer advice, reporting illnesses & product complaints, federal and state government agencies, plus links to National Food Safety Complaint Initiative and Food Hotlines.

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