Resources: Nutrition & Special Diets
This area is your reference to information on the Web addressing a variety of topics for certified dietary managers — from foodservice management to human resources to medical nutrition therapy. Many of these resources are Web pages. A few are in pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format. If you do not have Acrobat, you can download it free from: www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html
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American Diabetes Association •
Comprehensive diabetes information, news, nutrition, recipes, magazines, and more.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics •
A wealth of reliable nutrition information, as well as position papers, educational materials, fact sheets, and press releases. Special links below.
Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics • www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=8373
Individualized nutrition approaches for older adults in health care communities
Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics • www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(02)90289-0/fulltext
Liberalized diets for older adults in long-term care
Arbor Nutrition Guide •
An easy-to-search site, this is an exhaustive index to nutrition facts and research from around the world. While you're there, sign up for the free electronic newsletter, which brings updates about nutrition on the Web to your e-mailbox.
Ask the Dietitian •
Questions and informational answers regarding many nutrition topics. By Joanne Larsen, MS, RD, LD.
Includes nutrition and exercise tips, along with personalized menu planning, activity calculation, and nutrition profile features.
DASH Diet •
From the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
National Agricultural Library • www.nal.usda.gov
Dietary Guidelines •
From Healthier US.gov.
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) •
From the Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academies.
Dietetics Dot Com •
Features include a marketplace, related links, and chat.
Dole 5 a Day •
Promotes eating fruits and vegetables. You can get recipes, interactive stories, and nutritional information at this site. This site's resources are designed with school children in mind.
Food and Health Communications •
Free nutrition education handouts on a variety of nutrition topics.
Food and Nutrition Information Center •
The FNIC is one of several information centers at the National Agricultural Library, part of the USDA. FNIC offers resource lists and databases for various types of nutrition and foodservice information. Links to other nutrition-related sites are also available.
Helping Students Learn to Eat Healthy •
This simple brochure from the USDA is packed with information about children's eating habits and practical tips for managers of school lunch programs.
International Food Information Council — Nutrition Information •
Resources on functional foods, dietary fat, fat replacers, and more.
Institute of Food Technologists • www.ift.org
National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements •
This comprehensive site provides fact sheets about both nutritional and herbal supplements, as well as up-to-date safety notices, and resources for both healthcare professionals and consumers.
Nutrition.gov • www.nutrition.gov
A new nutrition Web site designed to help people find answers to nutrition- and food-related questions. The site is a comprehensive source of information on nutrition and dietary guidance from multiple government agencies.
USDA My Plate • www.choosemyplate.gov
USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory •
Responses to frequently asked questions (FAQ's); links to food composition and nutrition resources; online search program to look up the nutrient content of a particular food.
Vegetarian Resource Group •
Unusual and interesting recipes, nutrition tips for vegetarians, information about vitamins, books you can order, a quiz to test your knowledge, and information specifically for foodservice.
USDA Database forFood/Nutrients: •
Vision Software Technologies (VST) • Nutritional Risk Screening System Fact Sheet.
Facts and statistics about Nutritional Risk Screening.