Nutrition Links & General Resources

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- MCAT Prep Resources

Many Nutrition Organizations list specific Internet resources.
"MyPyramid Plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. For a quick estimate of what and how much you need to eat, enter your age, sex, and activity level in the MyPyramid Plan box."
- United States Dept. of Agriculture

Tufts University Nutrition Navigator
A Rating Guide to Nutrition Websites
"Websites are reviewed by Tufts nutritionists, who apply rating and evaluation criteria developed by the Tufts University Nutrition Navigator Advisory Board , a prestigious panel of leading U.S. and Canadian nutrition experts. Site reviews are updated quarterly to ensure that ratings take into account the ever-changing Internet and nutrition environments."
Sections include: Kids ; Women ; Parents ; General Nutrition ; Journalists ; Health Professionals ; Educators ; Special Dietary Needs.

Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC)
"The mission of the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC) is to define, through research, the role of food and its components in optimizing human health and in reducing the risk of nutritionally related disorders in the diverse population."

Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
Sections include: Overview ; Program Areas ; Special Interest Areas ; Interacting with the Center
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Children's Nutrition Research Center
The Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) is the first federal nutrition research center to investigate the nutritional needs of children from conception through adolescence, and that of pregnant women and nursing mothers. It is one of six USDA human nutrition research centers conducting scientific investigations designed to provide Americans with a clear understanding of the role of nutrition in maintaining a healthy, active life."
Baylor College of Medicine
"...a new federal resource, provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition. This national resource makes obtaining government information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety, easily accessible in one place for many Americans...The website also links to information about nutrition and food assistance programs such as the Food Stamp Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, and the School Lunch and Breakfast programs and to federally supported research, reports, and brochures as well as funding opportunities in the federal government. Users can find information on the food guide pyramid, the dietary guidelines for Americans, dietary supplements, fitness and how to keep food safe."

Vanderbilt University Nutrition History
A description of this important internationally recognized print collection
Historical Collection and Archives, Eskind Biomedical Library.

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