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Dietetics Research Guide: Internet Resources

Guide to Dietetics research.

On the Web

Educational Resources, Fact Sheets, more...

Policies & Guidelines

Food Composition

  • FoodData Central: Easily accessible information about the nutrients and other components in foods and food products.

  • Nutrient Lists: USDA. Standard Reference (2018). Available in Adobe portable document format (pdf), comma separated values (csv) and Microsoft Office Excel (xlsx).

Food & Human Nutrition

  • Food and Human Nutrition: From the USDA. Information on dietary guidelines, supplements, food composition, food labeling, lifecycle nutrition, research, reports, links for nutrition professionals and more. 

  • Food and Nutrition Information Center: From the USDA. Contains over 2500 links to current and reliable nutrition information. Serves the professional community (including educators, health professionals and researchers) by providing access to a wide range of trustworthy food and nutrition resources.

Food Safety

Societies / Associations Research & Publications

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: (Formerly known as the American Dietetic Association or ADA) is the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

  • American Society for Nutrition: Is the "premier research society dedicated to improving the quality of life through the science of nutrition." Be sure to click on their "Publications" tab.

Government Research

  • Nutrition.gov: Online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.

  • Science.gov:  A gateway to government science information and research results.  Provides a search of over 36 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to 1,850+ scientific Websites. 

Of Interest