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Quackwatch is a guide to health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.

Shape Up America!
Shape Up America is a national initiative to promote healthy weight and increased physical activity.

FDA Consumer
FDA Consumer magazine offers a wealth of new and in-depth information on how to get healthy and stay healthy. It also reports on current FDA activities to ensure that the products the agency regulates are fit to use.

American Public Health Association
The APHA Web site offers information on disease prevention and health promotion, as well as other resources.

American College of Sports Medicine
ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise, science, and sports medicine.

National Eating Disorders Association
NEDA is dedicated to expanding public understanding of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected.

The National Health Council
The Council and its member organizations share a common objective: improving the health of all people, particularly those with chronic diseases and/or disabilities.

The American Cancer Society
The ACS site supplies the latest in cancer research, news, and information.

American Lung Association
The American Lung Association offers programs and information on how to fight lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health.

American Heart Association
The AHA provides information about heart disease and stroke. This Web site also includes health, exercise, and nutrition information.

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Nutrition Action Health Letter
Nutrition Action Health Letter advocates honest food labeling and advertising, safer and more nutritious foods, and pro-health policies.

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter
This site offers reliable, scientifically authoritative health and nutrition advice.

American Dietetic Association
The American Dietetic Association is dedicated to being a comprehensive source of nutrition information.

USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory
This site is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is a searchable, downloadable database of nutrient values for thousands of foods.

Nutrition Navigator
Nutrition Navigator from Tufts University functions as a ratings guide to nutrition web sites.

Vegetarian Resource Group
Vegetarian Resource Group lists vegetarian recipes and nutritional, ideas for vegetarian diets.

American Frozen Food Institute
AFFI is the national trade association representing all aspects of the frozen food industry.

American Society of Agronomy
The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is dedicated to the development of agriculture enabled by science, in harmony with environmental and human values. The Society supports scientific, educational, and professional activities.

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
CSREES advances knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities through national program leadership and federal assistance.

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion works to promote the health and well being of individuals by supplying research-based nutrition information. The site includes information on the Food Guide Pyramid, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and more.

Food & Nutrition Information Center
The FNIC's Web site provides a directory to resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers.

The British Nutrition Foundation
BNF provides information and advice about nutrition.

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Food Safety

National Center for Infectious Diseases
The NCID is dedicated to informing society about food borne illness and other diseases.

International Food Information Council Foundation
The IFIC offers science-based information on food safety and nutrition to health and nutrition professionals, educators, government officials, and others providing information to consumers.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides this gateway to government food safety information.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
The CFSAN Web site provides a variety of information related to food safety and nutrition.

This site from Purdue University provides news and other information related to improvement of the safety, quality, and value of food products.

Legal Information Institute:
This site provides information about food and drug laws.

The Food Safety site provides information for kids, teens, and educators on topics such as hand washing, food safety, and food safety careers.

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Food Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science
The AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world.

Chocolate Manufacturers’ Association
The CMA provides information about candy, recipes, and more.

Council for Agricultural Science & Technology
CAST is dedicated to formulating science-based information on food, fiber, agriculture, natural resources, and related societal and environmental issues to legislators, regulators, policy makers, the media, the private sector, and the public.

Egg Nutrition Center
This ENC site is for anyone who wants to learn more about eggs and nutrition.

American /Dairy Management
The NDC provides a variety of information on dairy promotion, marketing, and research as well as recipes and useful tools and tips.

The Popcorn Board
The Popcorn Board provides nutrition information, recipes, and other materials related to popcorn as a fun, nutritious snack.

The Sugar Association, Inc.
This site provides useful information about sugar, recipes, and more.

Nutrient Data Laboratory
The NDL provides food composition databases and state of the art methods to acquire, evaluate, compile, and disseminate composition data on foods available in the United States.

Wheat Foods Council
The Wheat Foods Council is a source for news and tips on how and why to enjoy more grain foods for better health.

World Health Organization
The World Health Organization is the United Nations’ specialized agency for health. The site provides research tools, information on health topics, and links to world health publications and journals.

What Is Food Science?
This site from the University of California defines the term “Food Science” and answers frequently asked questions.

Ovid Technologies
Ovid Technologies provides electronic medical, health, and life sciences information solutions. Ovid supports the research needs of its users worldwide.

This site provides online conversions for many measurement systems.

Salt Institute: What is Salt?
The Web site describes in detail the physical and chemical properties of salt.

Chemical Elements.com
The Web site is an online interactive periodic table of the elements.

WebElements Periodic Table
WebElementsTM is a source of information relating to the periodic table.

USGS Water Resources of the United States
This site by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) provides information about water resources.

Water Environment Federation
The WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization concerned with the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment.

Physical Activity Calorie Use Chart
This chart from the American Heart Association provides an estimate of calories spent per hour by a 100-, 150-, and 200-pound person.

USA Rice Federation
The Web site contains a variety of information such as recipes, facts and statistics about rice, etc.

The Web site explores the major roles of biological lipids.

Almond Composition
The site explains research performed by the Almond Board of California that explores the health benefits of almonds.

West Virginia Dietetic Association: Vitamins and Minerals
This WVDA site provides information about specific vitamins and minerals.

This site by Dyadic provides information about enzymes.

Genetically Engineered Enzymes
Mothers for Natural Law provides this site about genetically engineered enzymes to promote food safety.

Clabber Girl
This site provides recipes and information about baking powder.

Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder
This Web site offers information on the differences between baking soda and baking powder, such as differences in use and chemical make up.

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
This site provides information on the uses of baking soda.

Cadbury Chocolate
This site provides information about making chocolate, the history of chocolate, etc.

The National Dairy Council
The Ned's Web site provides recipes and nutrition information related to dairy products.

This site describes the drying process used to produce raisins.

Acidified and Low-Acid Canned Foods
This site provides information on the requirements for manufacturing practices for low-acid canned foods and for acidified foods. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided these requirements.

American Council on Science and Health: Irradiated Foods
This Web provides scientific data regarding the safety of food irradiation.

Aseptic Packaging Council
The APC provides information about the benefits and environmental attributes of aseptic packaging.

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