An online index to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library.
World Food Habits Bibliography: English-language resources for the anthropology of food and nutrition
(Robert Dirks, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Univ. of Illinois)
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.
A web-based program that allows anyone to analyze the foods they eat for different nutrients.
"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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Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources, a 2013 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations--"FAO estimates that each year, approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world is lost or wasted. This food wastage represents a missed opportunity to improve global food security, but also to mitigate environmental impacts and resources use from food chains. Although there is today a wide recognition of the major environmental implications of food production, no study has yet analysed the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective."
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association)
Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest)