Healthful Links

All About Food

International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) provides food safety, nutrition and healthful eating information to help you make good and safe food choices.
Visit: www.foodinsight.org

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.
Visit: www.nutrition.gov

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21 is a directory containing reports of selected food items and nutrients, like fiber, sorted alphabetically as well as by nutrient content.
Visit: www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=17477

Allergies

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is the largest professional medical organization in the United States devoted to the allergy/immunology specialty.
Visit: http://www.aaaai.org

Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign provides current, comprehensive, science-based information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue and gluten-sensitive enteropathy.
Visit: http://celiac.nih.gov

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing about a clearer understanding of the issues surrounding food allergies and providing helpful resources.
Visit: http://www.foodallergy.org

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) not-for-profit organization to raise awareness of celiac disease among the general public and the healthcare community, and to facilitate research to better understand the causes, mechanisms and treatment of celiac disease.
Visit: http://www.celiaccentral.org

Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) provides all sorts of tools and resources to prevent and cure diabetes while improving the lives of all people affected with the disease.
Visit: www.diabetes.org

Dietary Recommendations

The Dietary Guidelines are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). They provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.
Visit: www.dietaryguidelines.gov

MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Visit: http://mypyramid.gov

Diet Tools

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet has been proven to lower blood pressure in studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and is based on an eating plan that increases fruit, vegetable and fiber consumption while decreasing fat and sodium intake.
Visit: www.dashdiet.org

The New American Plate by the American Institute for Cancer Research is a tool to help create meals that lower the risk for cancer and other chronic diseases, and manage weight at the same time.
Visit: http://www.beansforhealth.org/library/NewAmericanPlate%20CancerBeans%20AICR.pdf

The Volumetrics Eating Plan developed by Barbara Rolls, Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University focuses on reducing the energy density of foods using the latest research on controlling hunger while managing calories.
Visit: www.volumetricseatingplan.com

Healthy Eating

Dietary Fiber Guide has the best and tastiest options for increasing your dietary fiber intake.
Visit: www.dietaryfiberguide.com

Fruit & Veggies More Matters is a nonprofit organization designed to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables to 5 or more servings a day to improve health of Americans.
Visit: www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org

The Whole Grains Council helps consumers find whole grain foods and understand their health benefits; helps manufacturers create delicious whole grain products; and helps the media write accurate, compelling stories about whole grains.
Visit: www.wholegrainscouncil.org