Essentials for Eaters and Dieters

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Accurate Sources of Nutrition Information

The American Dietetic Association
http://www.eatright.org

National Agricultural Library, USDA
http://www.nutrition.gov

National Library of Medicine
http://www.medlineplus.gov

USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?tax_level=1&info_center=4

University of Illinois Extension, Nutrition and Health
http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/state/nutrition.html

Physical Activity Resources

MyPyramid
http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/physical_activity.html

Fruits and Vegetables

National Cancer Institute 5-9 A Day Web Site
http://www.5aday.gov
Chock full of colorful images and easy to navigate, this website is an excellent source of reliable information on the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. See what 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables looks like—you’re probably closer than you think!

Produce for Better Health Foundation 5 A Day the Color Way Web Site
http://www.5aday.org
Link to “Why 5-A-Day the Color Way?” and find information on the specific health benefits that are associated with different colors of fruits and vegetables.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/5ADay/
Check out the “fruit and vegetable of the month,” a searchable recipe database, 5-A-Day tips, and the Frequently Asked Questions section. If you like data, use the Data and Statistics link to compare nationwide and statewide trends in fruit and vegetable consumption.

Vegetarian Resources

MedlinePlus—Vegetarianism
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vegetarianism.html

The Vegetarian Resource Group           
http://www.vrg.org

Vegetarian Times Magazine
http://www.vegetariantimes.com

 

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