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Finding Web Information
Searching for information on the web efficiently requires developing a search strategy. Is the information sought very specific? If so, a search engine is the best search tool to use with keywords to describe the exact information need. Unsure or looking for more general information on a topic? Start with a subject directory and search broad topics. Many specialized databases and search tools are also available on the web.
Recommended Web Sources
Eat Right: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) was founded in 1917, and is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Website includes nutrition factsheets and reports, career information and advocacy.
A megasite for nutrition information, including data and statistical sources, food safety, health management, food facts, food pyramids, dietary guidelines, healthy eating, diseases, and other resources.
Nutrition Resources fro Health Professionals (CDC)
Hosted by the Center for Disease Control, this web portal provides a full range of information, including statistics, tools (such as BMI calculators), training and professional development, a series from Research to Practice, and more.
Food and Nutrition Information Center (USDA)
For information on 8,000 foods, search by food item, group, or list to find the nutrient information for your food items. Resource list for nutrition professionals and consumers: child nutrition and health, ethnic/cultural, food allergies, food composition, food & nutrition education, food safety, herbal & dietary supplements, food assistance, weight control, and more.
Food Insight: Food Safety, Healthy Eating and Nutrition Information
The International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) provides food safety, nutrition, and healthful eating information including information for professionals and consumers, videos, news and more.
Hosted by MedlinePLus, this resource provides a medical encyclopedia, basic overviews of nutrition topics, health check tools, research and news on nutrition.
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