An online index to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library.
Includes an alerting service when new links are added.
Maintained by a nutritionist
Websites you can trust, from a directory maintained by librarians
Webliography compiled by a librarian
Links to resources on food, nutrition, and metabolism
This set of books from the Institute of Medicine provides a "set of four reference values: Estimated Average Requirements (EAR), Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), Adequate Intakes (AI), and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL), that have replaced the 1989 Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs)."
Some titles are available online; others are in the Chemistry and Life Science libraries in book form.
Search the library catalog for exact locations.
MyPlate is an easy-to-understand visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits by encouraging them to build a healthy plate, consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Replaces the USDA Food Pyramid.
"Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers."
"...authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases." Full text is available in HTML and PDF formats.
"Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers."
Access to the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.
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Finding Plant-Based Foods in PubMed is a poster by University of Iowa librarians Eric Rumsey, Janna Lawrence, and Jennifer DeBerg. Searching for nutrition information in PubMed can be problematic because many plant-based food (PBF) terms are not collected under the MeSH term FOOD but rather under PLANTS. This results in many PBF-related articles being missed when one only searches FOOD[MeSH]. The authors provide search strategy tips for finding PBF articles.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association)
Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest)