Web Sites for Reliable Health and Nutrition Information

Please see our nutrition and cancer section for up to date information.

General Nutrition Information

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Information includes daily tips to improve diet quality, resources for nutrition information, fact sheets on many nutrition related topics, and a search engine to locate a dietitian. Nutrition information is also provided in Spanish.

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, aims to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans.

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Comprehensive site with information on just about any topic related to food safety, nutrition and governmental policies.


Comprehensive guide to providing resources on health management, lifecycle issues, food safety, food assistance programs, and research projects.

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Provides information on nutrition policies and guidelines for professional and consumer use.

Consumer Sites

Center for Science in the Public Interest

A consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.

Consumer Labs

Consumer Labs is a provider of independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness, and nutrition products.

Diet Tracking

My Fitness Pal

An online tool to track your food intake. My Fitness Pal is also available as a free application for some smart phones.

Food and Nutrition Information Center

FNIC provides links to the Dietary Reference Intakes Tables (DRI’s), developed by the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board.

Healthy Eating Index

HEI provides a measure of diet quality that assesses conformance to federal dietary guidance.

Food Safety Information

Fight Bac

Comprehensive site educating consumers about food safety.

Home Food Safety

Guidelines for practicing safe food handling in the home.

International Food Information Council

Comprehensive nutrition and food safety resource.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

The site provides news, hotlines and information on food safety for the consumer

9 thoughts on “Web Sites for Reliable Health and Nutrition Information

    1. We do spend time researching and vetting resources we include on our website. However, this blog that you reference is a blog that is quite dated at this point (from 2013)–because blogs are a “snippet” in time, we don’t typically update their content. However, we do have a more recently updated and regularly reviewed article available-https://www.oncolink.org/support/nutrition-and-cancer/during-and-after-treatment/resources-for-more-information-nutrition-during-treatment. Because this is an article it is reviewed at least every 2 years. I hope this is helpful to you.

    1. Yes that blog is older but also an important part of our history. You can find more resources herehttps://www.oncolink.org/support/nutrition-and-cancer/during-and-after-treatment/resources-for-more-information-nutrition-during-treatment

      This article is updated every two years whereas blogs are more “in the moment” pieces. I hope you find this article helpful.

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