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Web sites on how to be savvy about nutrition and diet in a culture filled with high-fat, high-calorie foods and nutritional fads
Tufts University Nutrition Navigator

This Tufts University rating guide to nutrition web sites helps you find legitimate and informative information on nutrition. Categories include: general nutrition, women, kids and special dietary needs. It's a large collection of sites, so be prepared to spend some time here. You can also read the Tuft's Health & Nutrition Letter which offers valuable, updated nutrition information for the health-wise consumer.
Food Labeling and Nutrition

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's web site covers a lot of useful information. For example, there's information on that ubiquitous nutrition/food label that appears on foods you purchase, explaining what it means and how to use it. This site also shows how the food label helps the consumer in monitoring sodium, dealing with diabetes, and preventing heart disease. The site also offers nutrition and dietary guidelines and other important nutrition information.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Guide to Dietary Supplements

In 1996 U.S. consumers spent more than $6.5 billion on dietary supplements - all those capsules, tablets, powders, gelcaps and liquids consumers buy to boost their health. This FDA site offers information on diet supplement safety, product claims and fraudulent products.
Center for Science in the Public Interest

This non-profit organization focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food and offers online a lot of information, including its "Nutrition Action Healthletter." There is much valuable information here, such as critical reports on foods Americans love--movie popcorn, Chinese food and soft drinks. There's also good analytical reports such as a recent one on the popular "herbs for nerves," St. John's Wort and Kava.


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