Diet & Nutrition
Bessie Chin Library Site Index


Yahoo! Nutrition - http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Nutrition/
Yahoo's links to nutrition sites on the Internet. Includes the categories of: Ask an Expert; Books; Calcium; Conferences; Diet Analysis Tools; Glycemic Index; Institutes; Macrobiotics; Malnutrition; Nutrition Labels; Organizations; Raw and Living Foods; Shopping and Services; Vegetarianism; Web Directories; and Weight Issues.
Nutrition and Food Safety Directory (LII) - http://lii.org/pub/topic/nutrition
Librarians' Internet Index list of good web resources on nutrition topics including Allergies, Calories and calorie counters, Carbohydrates, Child and prenatal nutrition, Diabetic cooking and nutrition, Dieting and weight loss, Feed Additives, Food handling, Food inspections, Food labeling, Food relief, Food safety, Genetically modified foods, Junk food, Nutirion policy, Organic food, School breakfast programs, School gardens, Veganism, Vegetarianism, Vitamins and nutritional supplements.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans - http://www.nalusda.gov/fnic/dga/dguide95.html
"Food choices depend on history, culture, and environment, as well as on energy and nutrient needs. People also eat foods for enjoyment. Family, friends, and beliefs play a major role in the ways people select foods and plan meals. This booklet describes some of the many different and pleasurable ways to combine foods to make healthful diets."
The Food Guide Pyramid - http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/Fpyr/pyramid.html
A pyramid is used to demonstrate which types of foods should be eaten, and their proportions. Click on an area for more information on that group of foods.
Food For Health: Nutrition and Weight Management - http://www.learnwell.org/nutri.htm
"A short nutrition and weight management update course for RNs, therapists & all." The goals of this online course are: "At the end of this course (module), you will Select the foods that promote health, Describe the foods that impair health. Develop a weight management plan."
Healthy Body Calculator - http://www.dietitian.com/ibw/ibw.html
Answer a series of questions and receive a very thorough set of recommendations for how to have a healthy body. From The Dietician.
Shape Up America! - http://www.shapeup.org/
It's your online guide to healthy eating, weight management and how to balance the food you eat with physical activity.
Eating Disorders Mirror Mirror - http://www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm
"Eating disorders afflict millions of people, thousands of which will die from them yearly. There is good news though, eating disorders can be beaten. You do not have to be a prisoner to this anymore." This Web site offers information on eating disorders, and how to deal with them positively.
Food and Nutrition Information Center - http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/
A collection of links about eating disorders, dietary guidelines around the world, the cultural diversity of food in the U.S., newsletters and discussion groups, dietary supplements (including herbs, vitamins, and minerals), food composition, and various food pyramids. Additionally, there are databases of training and educational materials. The Consumer Corner contains materials most often asked for by the public. From the National Agricultural Library and the University of Maryland. Searchable.
Good Nutrition Reading List - http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/SID-5303FFEA-E7B9264F/ada/hs.xsl/nutrition_4927_ENU_HTML.htm
A guide that "identifies and describes books, newsletters and Web sites that provide timely and scientifically-based nutrition information you can trust." The list covers basic diet and nutrition for children, adults, and pregnant women; diets for those with specific diseases, diabetes, or food sensitivities; special nutrition concerns for athletes and vegetarians; and resources for the visually impaired. From the American Dietetic Association.
International Food Information Council - http://www.ific.org/
Good industry source on food-related issues: nutrition, food additives, pesticides, caffeine, E. coli, MSG, biotechnology, asparteme, food allergies, irradiation etc. Also includes a glossary of food related terms. Note that the Foundation's "programs and activities are supported by a number of leading food and beverage companies."
Delicious Decisions - http://www.deliciousdecisions.org/
A site for learning how to eat right, stay fit, and establish good habits for a lifetime. Features the AHA Food Pyramid, grocery shopping advice, recipes, heart-healthy tips for dining out, and suggestions for a fitness routine. From the American Heart Association.