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Trusted Nutrition Resources

It can be exhausting to comb through all of the information out there related to food, diet and nutrition.  Don’t be fooled by companies trying to sell you products, or by people making claims that sound too good to be true.  If you are looking for reliable, evidence-based nutrition information, try some of the trusted sites below.  If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, or you would like to speak to a professional, book an appointment with a registered dietitian at the Vanderbilt Nutrition Clinic.  Vanderbilt students can get a referral to see a registered dietitian through the Student Health Center.


The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.  Clicking on the “Public” tab provides reliable, science-tested information on many common nutrition topics.


The National Institute of Health provides a wide variety of updated  information regarding nutrition and diet.


ChooseMyPlate.gov provides the latest nutrition recommendations from the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. There is free information on everything from daily meal plans to tips for eating more fruits and vegetables. It also provides several tools like the Super Tracker and Food-A-Pedia to help compare the nutrition values of  specific foods.

Vanderbilt’s Health Plus program offers a variety of nutrition information on different subjects.

Nutrition.gov providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.  A service of the National Agricultural Library, USDA.