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Nutrition Resources

Posted by on March 8th, 2023 Posted in: Resource Sharing

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Resources related to nutrition

There is a lot of conflicting information about nutrition, and it can be hard to know what to eat and how to implement healthy eating. We’ve compiled some resources.


National Nutrition Month 

National Nutrition Month® was created 50 years ago by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Find recipeslearn about food groups, get help with meal planning, and get tips on cooking and food prep. The campaign includes a resources page with tips sheets and activity handouts, in seven different languages. This year’s theme is “Fuel for the Future.” 


MedlinePlus: Nutrition  

The nutrition page on Medline Plus, from the National Library of Medicine, includes a summary with keys to healthy eating, as well as links to vetted sources of nutrition-related information, tools, statistics, journal articles, clinical trials, resources for finding a nutrition expert, and patient handouts.  



Nutrition.gov, from USDA Science, include tips for healthy eatingrecipesprintable materials, and other resources. The basic nutrition section includes information on a variety of topics, including vegetarian diets, foods for athletes, and hydration. The collection of online tools includes nutrition apps, calculators, and videos to help you improve your nutrition. 


2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans 

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans include guidelines and key recommendations by life stage, from birth through older adulthood. The guidelines are grounded in robust scientific reviews of the current body of evidence. 


Nutrition Evidence Synthesis Review 

The Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review (NESR), formerly known as the Nutrition Evidence Library, is the USDA’s team of professionals who specialize in conducting systematic reviews on food- and nutrition-related topics. Their site includes a searchable database of publications. 


Food Data Central 

Food Data Central provides information on nutrient content of various foods. It is an integrated data system that provides expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research. 


NLM Historical Collections: Nutrition 

NLM Historical Collections: Nutrition offers a virtual tour of historical materials related to nutrition. These materials include images, books, journals, historical films, an online exhibition, NLM history talks, and more. You can browse tens of thousands of books related to the history of nutrition, including requirements and deficiencies, child health, food supply, and public health policy. 



PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s database containing over 35 million citations in the biomedical literature. Want to search PubMed for citations related to nutrition queries? You can use the Diet, Food, and Nutrition MeSH term in your search. Learn more about searching for nutrition information in PubMed in this post by University of Iowa librarians.  


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Nora Barnett is the Health Professions Outreach Specialist at Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 6. She helps unaffiliated health professionals, public health departments, and community based organizations increase organizational health literacy and meet the health information needs of their communities.

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