Everyone knows how confusing nutrition information can be. Where can you go for evidence-based nutrition information that you can trust?
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – the website for the largest organization of food and nutrition experts (Registered Dietitian Nutritionists) . Registered Dietitians are the best and only nutrition experts in this field. This is the place I go first.
CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity – this website has great public health and nutrition information, as well as health statistics and research.
Medline Plus (NIH) – this is a database where you can search health topics and nutrition information. It’s powered by the National Institutes of Health and lists resources for every article.
Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) – This site is where I go to look up supplements and complementary and alternative medicine. ODS reviews vitamins, minerals, and herbs in supplement form, and provides recommended dosages, safety information as well as effectiveness.
American Heart Association – A website geared toward cardiovascular health but can also be used for general nutrition guidelines. resource.
Health.gov Dietary Guidelines 2015 – Every 5 years new Dietary Guidelines for Americans are updated. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. These Guidelines outline how people can improve their overall eating patterns, key recommendations with specific nutritional targets and dietary limits.
Food and Nutrition Information Center – A government website that provides basic nutrition information, national statistics and information based on demographics such as age, gender, nationality and education.
Harvard School of Public Health – Evidence based resource with a wealth of information