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
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.
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.
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.
tapes & transcripts .
frontline online .
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