Trustworthy Resources

Many people now use the Internet to find information about nutrition and health. However, as with anything on the world wide web, there are many false and misleading sites that provide incorrect nutrition information. Listed below are reliable, credible nutrition and health-related websites.

Eating Disorders

  • Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. Over 50 topics are covered including areas related on self-help, FAQs, and research.

General Health/Health Issues

  •  American Heart Association. Website provides information on how to reduce the likelihood of disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
  • American Cancer Society. Information and resources on different types of cancer, including eating healthy and getting active for cancer prevention.
  • American Diabetes Association. Website is geared toward diabetes prevention, research, weight loss and recipes.
  • Healthfinder: a guide to reliable health information. A federal government website developed with the purpose of helping consumers find the best government and non-profit information on the Internet.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Site provides health information, news and events, scientific resources and links to all of the NIH institutes.
  • Mayo Clinic. Find health information on hundreds of conditions.
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Provides basic introduction to complementary medicine.

Healthy Eating

  •  USDA's MyPlate. Healthy eating food guide, provides guidance and tracking of food intake and activity.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Purpose of this website is to increase public awareness of the importance of eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
  •  Weight Control Information Network (WIN).  Provides science-based information on obesity, weight control and related issues.
  • Shape Up America. Website provides information and resources on healthy eating and physical activity.

Nutrition Information

  •  Food, Nutrition, and Information Center (FNIC). Provides nutrition education items that can be downloaded free of charge.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Purpose of this site is to improve nutrition and public health. Includes a recommended reading list, free Nutrition Fact Sheets and position papers on various topics.
  • Gateway to Government Food Safety Information.  Includes food safety fact sheets and safe food handling tips.
  • International Food Information Council Foundation. Food safety, healthy eating, and nutrition information.
  • Nutrition Data. Interactive website allows user to create and maintain their own personal pantry of foods and their nutritional information.
  • USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP). Promotes dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.
  • Recipe Center. A well-organized search engine that makes it easy to browse and find recipes.
  • University of Illinois Cooperative Extension. Great site with accurate information about sports nutrition.
  • Consumer Lab. Provides independent test results and information to help consumers evaluate health, wellness and nutrition products.

Special Diets/Food Intolerance

Vegetarian and Vegan

  • Vegetarian Resource Group. Purpose of this website is to educate the public about vegetarianism. Offers vegetarian and vegan recipes and ingredient information.
  • Vegan Society. Provides information on animal-free shopping, food and drink. Has detailed information about nutrition as it relates to vegans.

Dietitian Contact

Lisa Eierman
715-232-3599
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