Index of Food and Nutrition Internet Resources - A comprehensive list of Internet
sites pertaining to food and nutrition issues of all type. Maintained by the U.S. Dept. of
Finder - Has a searchable database of over 1000 fast foods from all of the major Fast
Food chains. Find out just how bad what you usually have is, and see which choices may be
Diet Analysis Web Page
- Allows you to type in the foods you ate (or plan to eat) and gives you a complete
nutritional analysis including fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Entering the data
is a little tedious, but shows you the results in tabular or bar graph format.
International Food Information Council. This Web site provides a wealth of information
about foods, food additives, nutritional supplements, food safety, and food relationships
to cancer, diseases, hyperactivity, teen nutrition, pregnancy, etc.
The Celiac Pages
- Information for those who require gluten-free, and /or wheat-free diets, with additional
Calculator ® - This series of questions allows you to calculate your body calorie and
nutritional requirements based upon your age, height, weight, degree of physical activity
and fat percentage. It can tell you how you have to modify your present regime to achieve
weight gain or loss.
Group - well-organized, and balanced material providing news, recipes, nutrition
information, links, and ideas for those interested in eating a vegetarian diet.
CyberDiet - This
fun and colorful site features a slew of interactive assessment tools--everything a person
would need to plan a healthful diet. Also, the Nutritional Profile gives excellent
nutrient information with a description of a nutrient's functions, health benefits, and
sources in foods.
The DASH Diet -
Maintained by Harvard University this website gives the specifics for the Dietary
Approaches to Stop Hypertension (D.A.S.H). This mostly fruits and vegetable diet can
really reduce blood pressure, lessen dependence on medication, and is currently a hot
The Ornish Diet
- This website tells about the Lifestyle Heart Program founded by Dean Ornish, M.D. which
has recently been shown to be effective in reversing coronary artery disease ( if you can
manage to stick to it). Links to program sites from here. This diet has been somewhat
controversial in some quarters.
Disease and Diet - information from the Leonard Davis School
of Gerontology (Univ. of Southern California) about dietary
approaches to Parkinson's Disease.
Senior's Guide to Good Nutrition (The Vegetarian Resource
Group) - Healthy diet information and recipes for older
Vending Machine Calorie Counter
- Yes, here is a listing of the nutrition bargains you
get when you hit the vending machines. If you are hungry and have no easy alternative,
what is the least harmful ?