This week I am stepping away from recipes to share with you on where you can find some reliable nutrition information on the web. As we all know our society is nutrition crazed and we are constantly being bombarded with new nutrition information. With all this information it is sometimes challenging to distinguish on what information is accurate and credible versus what is not, anyone has the capability to post nutrition information on the web.
This semester I am taking a class called Critical Issues which is teaching me how to take nutrition information and debunk the myths about nutrition that we have in our society. If there is one thing I can tell you, it is to be skeptical of nutrition information that you hear online, on T.V etc. Always do your research because most of the time there is no evidence based research to back up these nutrition topics.
Here are some of my go-to sites to help guide you on pertinent nutrition information:
Eat Right. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Website: http://www.eatright.org/
- Description: A site composed of registered dieticians who provide a large variety of dietary advice and dietary practices. Just search your topic of interest and read away!
- Website: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
- Description: This site is created by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP). The site includes an array of nutrition information and guidelines based off of American dietary habits. MyPlate includes recommended portion sizes, tips on healthy eating and so much more. You can also find the
2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Website: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/
- Description: An important guide many health providers and businesses base their nutritional advice on. This site provides food composition on over 8,000 food items. You can also learn more about the benefits of vitamins/minerals, food labeling, life cycle nutrition and so much more.
These sites are always staying up to date with our country’s biggest nutrition topics. Enjoy!