Food and Nutrition: Websites
Nutrition & health websites
- 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for AmericansFrom the US Dept. of Health and Human Services and the USDA.
- Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsFounded in 1917, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. It is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
- American Diabetes AssociationThe ADA's Food & Fitness section has helpful information on many topics affecting people with diabetes, including diabetes superfoods, and the glycemic index.
- Center for Science in the Public Interest"America's Food Watchdog".
- Centers for Disease Control & PreventionThe CDC's division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity includes data, statistics, and other resources on these topics, and is also an excellent source for information about breastfeeding.
- Environmental Working GroupHome of the "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean 15" (annual list of fruits and veggies likely to have the most and least pesticide residue), the EWG is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.
- Food & Nutrition (Oregon State University Extension)Oregon's Nutrition Education program connects Oregonians to local and regional community food resources.
- Health & Nutrition Letter (Tufts University)Offers clear, scientifically accurate articles aimed at the general consumer.
- Medline - Food and NutritionFrom the National Library of Medicine, more than 100 topic pages (which include background, research, journal articles, treatments, and more) on various aspects of food and nutrition.
- National Institutes of HealthSearch for "nutrition" (or "food" or any other topic) to get information from the many "institutes" of this government agency.
- Natural Medicines Comprehensive DatabaseUnbiased, Scientific Clinical Information on Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Therapies.
- Nutrition.gov (USDA)Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices.
- The Nutrition Source (Harvard University)The Nutrition Source offers comprehensive nutrition information through timely articles and FAQ’s, while recipes and tools, including The Healthy Eating Plate, facilitate the translation of food and nutrition knowledge into daily practice.
Data and Statistics
- Rhythm of FoodFascinating data about food - gathered from 12 years of humanity's Google searches.
- USDA Food Data CentralSearch the database by food item, food group, or manufacturer's name to find the nutrient information for food items. You can also generate lists of foods sorted by nutrient content.
- Wolfram/Alpha - Food & NutritionA fun and informative place to find data and statistics.
Find the price of bread in LA vs Chicago vs NYC. Find out how much coffee is consumed in Italy. Find out how much crop land is in Honduras vs. Nicaragua.
- ERS/USDA DataData on a variety of topics produced by the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the USDA. Find data on land, food, crops, prices, poverty, SNAP, and much much more including things like:
Cost Estimates of Foodborne Illnesses
Secondary Eating (eating while doing another activity)
- FAOSTATFrom the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories.
- Demographic and Health Survey Data from USAIDDHS surveys measure child and adult nutritional status, infant and young child feeding practices, and micronutrient interventions for countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
- What We Eat In AmericaData on food, beverages, and nutrient intakes of Americans.
- WHO Country ProfilesFrom the World Health Organization, Country Profiles give a snapshot of a country's nutrition, health, and development landscape at the national level. Key nutrition and nutrition-related indicators are organized around the following areas: child malnutrition including low birth weight, maternal malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, health services, food security, caring practices, commitment, and capacity.
Food Composition websites
- Micronutrient Information Center (Oregon State University)A source for scientifically accurate information regarding the roles of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (plant chemicals that may affect health), and other dietary factors, including some food and beverages, in preventing disease and promoting health. All of the nutrients and dietary factors included in the Micronutrient Information Center may be obtained from the diet, but many are also available as dietary supplements.
- Vitamin & Mineral Fact Sheets (NIH)Information about vitamins and minerals in both food and in supplements.
- FooDBFooDB is the world’s largest and most comprehensive resource on food constituents, chemistry and biology. It provides information on both macronutrients and micronutrients, including many of the constituents that give foods their flavor, color, taste, texture and aroma.
- Oregon's BountyA directory of nearly 300 farms and ranches selling directly to the public. Search by area, by a particular item, or by types of offerings like "u-pick" and "events".
- OR School Nutrition Program (SNP)All about how the OR Dept. of Ed interfaces with the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.
- OR WIC ProgramSpecial Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
- OR SNAPSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- Oregon Grocery Store InspectionsFrom the Oregonian, a searchable database of more than 1000 inspections performed by the OR Dept. of Agriculture.
Information about Nutrition and Dietetics Careers
- Career Opportunities with a Nutritional Sciences DegreeFrom Penn State University, a nice overview of career options along with job descriptions and salary information.
- FAQs about Careers (from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)Information about college/university paths, requirements, schools, and more.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Dieticians and NutritionistsJob growth projections, salary information, licenses, certifications and registrations - and more.
- Guide to Becoming a Nutritionist (from publichealthonline.org)Detailed information about becoming a Nutritionist.
- Food PoliticsProfessor and author Marion Nestle digs deep into the politics of all things food and nutrition.
- Cancer DieticianJulie Lanford is a registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist and board certified specialist in oncology nutrition with over 10 years experience working in oncology.
- Well + GoodLifestyle and news publication devoted to the wellness scene.
- Dr. Michael Greger's BlogFrom nutritionfacts.org
- Nutrition Experts BlogFrom California State University.