March is National Nutrition Month. Learn where you can find up-to-date and reliable information about healthy eating, nutrition news, grocery shopping on a budget and more. (Image credit: https://twitter.com/NIMHD/status/712306756362366978)
With March being National Nutrition Month, it seems appropriate to gather high-quality reliable and accurate sources for nutrition information for future reference. While there’s a wealth of information available, not all of it is equally reliable.
The science of nutrition has enjoyed an influx of new information based on the science now available to better understand and evaluate food and drink. As discussed in an earlier The Daily Voice News article, Evaluating Online Health Information and Research, not all information is created equally. Look for information from unbiased sources first – educational and government sites – before looking toward information from those trying to sell products or services or representing a specific concept or ideology.
Handy Online Resources for Reliable Nutrition Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association
Organization of food and nutrition professionals committed to improving people’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics.
Website provides a wide range of food, nutrition and fitness information, including recipes and videos, site segments devoted to kids, parents, men, women and seniors.
Website provides a “Search” feature so you can find what you’re looking for specifically.
United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Information Center
fnic.nal.USDA.gov or Nutrition.gov
The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) provides information about food and human nutrition through the National Agricultural Library (NAL).
Access a wide variety of food and nutrition information from the MyPlate Supertracker to the FNIC RSS news feed to the searchable USDA nutrient database to the 2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and more.
Website provides a “Search” feature, allowing you to find what interest you specifically.
BBC Food Dictionary and Encyclopedia
Website features an alphabetical listing of food and recipe ingredients that provide an overview of the subject matter from explanation to a buyer’s guide, food preparation, and a variety of recipes from which to choose that use that food or ingredient.
Website has a “Search” feature allowing you to find what you want with ease. You can also search this site for a specific chef or food program of the BBC.
Additional features of this website include sections with access to BBC food programs and to the chefs of those programs.
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