The Best
Nutritional Websites

A list of credible nutritional websites:

Best Nutrition Websites: Nutrition and Diet Advice

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Nutritional Websites: General Nutrition Information

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Formerly called The American Dietetic Association): Provides timely and objective food and nutrition information for consumers and health professionals.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. Personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Nutritional Websites: Calorie Counters

CalorieKing: Get calorie, fat, sodium, carbohydrates, protein, etc. counts for all kinds of foods. This is one of my personal favorite "go-to" websites!

Free Online Food Diary

Food and Nutrition Websites: Health and Food Safety Issues

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): The "organized voice" of the American public on nutrition, food safety, health and other issues. CSPI publishes an award-winning newsletter (that's one of my personal favorites), called Nutrition Action Healthletter. I highly recommend it!

Environmental Working Group (EWG): Pesticides on produce are not the only concern with our food. Some seafood is dangerously high in mercury and other toxins, and industrial chemicals are found in many foods and their packaging.

Scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pour over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Their research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know!

Get a shoppers guide to pesticides and even a tuna calculator to determine how much tuna you can safely eat.

Nutritional Websites for Specific Health Concerns

American Diabetes Association: This is the place to begin your education about the diabetic diet. Learn to eat well-balanced meals in the correct amounts, and connect with others to discuss healthy eating habits in the "Eating Right" message boards.

American Heart Association: Get important heart healthy diet information including dietary recommendations, nutrition facts, information about fats, cooking and eating suggestions, and more.

Something Fishy: Website on Eating Disorders: Dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with eating disorders, and their loved-ones.

Nutritional Websites: Vegetarianism

Vegetarian Times: A great resource for vegetarian recipes.

Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG):
Non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics and world hunger. Get great vegetarian and vegan recipes and credible nutrition information.

North Amercian Vegetarian Society (NAVS):
Since 1974, the North American Vegetarian Society has promoted the vegetarian way of life. Get answers to frequently asked vegetarian questions, information on vegetarian cooking, animal rights, gardening, vegetarian dining and more.

ChooseVeg.Com: A guide to vegetarian and vegan living, including hundreds of recipes. A great resource for vegetarian recipes. Includes information about new products, a shopping guide, restaurant reviews, cookbook recommendations, and more.

Veggie123: A free, downloadable ebook on how to become a vegetarian. A comprehensive information and networking site, filled with hundreds of resources, recipes and tips to help you on your vegetarian journey. Features articles, recipes, an "Ask the Dietitian" segment, message boards, and more.

Black Vegetarians: An online community that addresses issues of particular interest to black vegetarians. Features personal transition stories and interviews with black vegetarian leaders and celebrities. An essential resources for vegetarian Christians or those interested in cruelty-free lifestyles and following the compassionate teachings of Jesus. Includes information about Biblical reasons to adopt a vegetarian diet and opportunities to get connected with other Christians.

Jewish Vegetarians of North America: Offers a wealth of information on the five reasons that vegetarianism is a moral imperative for Jews today. Includes reflections on most Jewish holidays, vegetarian versions of traditional Jewish recipes, information about kosher slaughter, and excellent articles exploring the call to compassion explicit in Jewish teachings.
For the young vegetarian, everything about why to go vegetarian and how to be an animal rights activist.

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