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From CBTL's Food
Guidepost: Special Diets
- Authoritative sites on special diets, covering: diabetic,
gluten free, lactose intolerance, low carbohydrate, low cholesterol/low
fat, low sodium, sugar free, and others. See also, CBTL's
Food Guidepost Dictionaries, specifically: Science
of Food Glossaries, The
Essential Vegetarian Glossary --from the Vegetarian Times.
- Fairly new (8/2002) from the USDA, find more about
your favorite foods than the details printed on the package label.
Consumers can look up more than 6,000 foods ranging from brand-name breakfast
cereals and candies to even ostrich and emu meat; from cheese crackers to chicken patties.
Choose a serving size and see a breakdown of over 117 nutrient categories;
dozens of fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and
calories, tryptophan, retinol, glycine and many others that are not typically
included on food package labels. The data was collected from USDA researchers,
food industry sources and other scientists.
Body Mass Index Calculator
Your body mass index, or BMI, is a measure that can help you determine whether
you are at risk for a weight-related illness by correlating the ratio between your height and weight with body fat.
Calories Per Hour
Find out what you have to do to burn those calories!
(Features a very extensive range of activities and level of exertion to choose from)
Diabetes Quick Quiz - Are You at Risk? - American Diabetes Association
How much caffeine do you have each day?
Minnesota's "Fast Food Facts Handbook". Somewhat incomplete
as to the full and current menus, but still useful, the Food Finder
searches any of 19 fast food restaurants from Arby's to White
Castle. Using the "Fire up the deep fryer" search feature, any
or all eateries can be searched on the whole menus, or just food
product names, maximum calories, % calories from fat, and maximum
sodium, fat, and cholesterol.
Tuft's Nutrition Navigator
- A great web directory of diet/nutrition resources. Experts at
Tufts University specially select, review, and rank these sites
on nutrition information for content and usability, making this
a fast and reliable source. Sections include those for parents,
women, kids, educators, and those with special dietary needs.
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis
- With registered dieticians on staff, a great resource for information
on food allergies including FAQs and a newsletter.
The American Diabetes Association
- This comprehensive resource on diabetes includes general info.,
patient education, internet sites, and a nutrition section (with
many topics, including how
to eat healthy at restaurants).
Vegetarian Resource Group
- Substantive, well-organized, and balanced material providing
news, recipes, nutrition information, links, and ideas for those
interested in eating a healthy vegetarian diet. Among the informational
subjects covered: adequate intake of iron, calcium, protein, pregnancy,
breastfeeding, and osteoporosis.
and Nutrition Information Center
- From the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture: information on topics from
food safety and composition to dietary guidelines and supplements,
reports and studies. The "Internet Resources" section is a comprehensive
list of links to websites on food and nutrition ranging from breastfeeding
to irradiation, legislation, and kids' and foreign language sites.
Safety: Organisms of Concern
- Published by the Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina
State University, this site provides links to information on over
15 organisms that can cause food-borne illness. Included are links
to fact sheets on bacteria, parasites, viruses and natural toxins.
These links describe each organism, where it is found, transmission,
diseases it can cause, symptoms of disease, and advice on how
to control the organism to prevent food diseases. There are also
links to related information provided by the Centers for Disease
Control and the FDA.
- A free, daily newsletter from Wayne State University: concise
nutrition tips and analyses of breaking nutrition news. Subscribers
receive one short mailing per day, with the topic briefly described
and followed by analysis. Old newsletters are added to the archive
after two weeks, and users can browse them by issue date or topic.
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