Essentials for Eaters and Dieters

Useful Links

Smart Selections
Smart Selections
Healthy Lifestyles
Food Selection

Accurate Sources of Nutrition Information

The American Dietetic Association

National Agricultural Library, USDA

National Library of Medicine

USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center

University of Illinois Extension, Nutrition and Health

Physical Activity Resources


Fruits and Vegetables

National Cancer Institute 5-9 A Day Web Site
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
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
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


The Vegetarian Resource Group  

Vegetarian Times Magazine


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