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Health Links: Nutrition

The following Web sites are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.  Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Formerly the American Dietetic Association, the Academy is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals and is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. 


Ask NOAH about: Nutrition (NOAH)
New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) covers various nutrition issues in all age groups, as well as Food Science, Vitamins, Minerals & Dietary Supplements. The site is also available in Spanish.


Food and Nutrition Information Center
Created by the U.S Dept. of Agriculture, the Information Center provides resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers. There are over 70 nutrition topics such as food labeling, lifecycle nutrition, dietary guidelines, and professional and career resources. The user can also email or phone questions to registered dieticians. provides information topics such as meal planning, physical activity, dietary supplements, food safety, and USDA education materials. Special features include: MyPyramid Food System, where you can personalize your diet based on your age, sex, and physical activity; calories/nutrients look-up for a particular food item; DietaryGuidelines for Americans; email or phone questions to registered dieticians.


MyPlate is part of a larger communication initiative based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices; it illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting. In June 2011, MyPlate replaced MyPyramid. Consumer Brochure (June 2, 2011)

Vegetarian Diet

MedlinePlus, National Library of medicine

Vegetarian Diets  Source: Dept. of Agriculture Also available in Spanish

Healthy Eating for Vegetarians: 10 Tips for Vegetarians  Source: Dept. of Agriculture - PDF

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