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Phytonutrients

The first site (1) is a recent news article from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) that discusses new findings about the lycopene content found in watermelon. A second article from the USDA (2) is a general overview of the importance of phytonutrients. This fact sheet (3) from Ohio State University is a good introduction to what phytochemicals are and what foods contain them. The USDA...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/0614
Nutrition.gov

This site from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is designed to serve as a portal to resources and information on nutrition, healthy eating, and food safety available across government Websites. These resources are organized by category on the main page, including food facts, food safety, lifecycle issues, research, and health management, among others. Each of these is further divided by...

https://www.nutrition.gov/
Science News Online: No Hiding Most Trans Fats

This recently featured article from Science News Online's Food for Thought series offers an excellent overview of bad-for-you trans fats and the recent announcement by the Food and Drug Administration that by 2006 all nutrition labels must clearly identify quantities of trans fats. In addition to the article, readers will find a detailed reference section, including links to related Science News...

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/food-thought/no-hiding-most...
USDA: Food & Nutrition Service

Despite the abundance of foodstuffs in the United States, many individuals and families go hungry on a regular basis. There are a number of public and private organizations working to address this problem, and the USDA's Food & Nutrition Service is just such an organization. Their website allows persons working in this area to learn about their various nutrition assistance programs through their...

https://www.fns.usda.gov/
BioEd Online: Food and Fitness

BioEd Online continues in their fine tradition on online teaching resources with the release of the Food and Fitness professional development workshop for teachers and other interested parties. Created with funding from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, the workshop provides "an opportunity to explore research that uncovers ways to reduce space-related health problems through diet,...

https://www.bioedonline.org/lessons-and-more/teacher-guides/...
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center

Nutrition is very important, and coming across high-quality websites on the subject is a real treat. The United States Department of Agriculture created the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) in 1971, and their work is designed to provide a broad range of resources of nutrition for health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers. As with many of the USDA's sites,...

https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
Mayo Clinic: Fitness Center

The Mayo Clinic offers a wide range of outreach services for the general public, including websites providing basic information about cancer, smoking cessation techniques, and others. Their online Fitness Center website will be a real boon to anyone who is looking to pick up some basic fitness awareness, learn about strength training, or read up on sports nutrition. First-time visitors can start...

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/basics/...
Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols

The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., advises the nation on science, engineering, and medicine, and their website allows the general public to be privy to their findings. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has released on their website a Phase I report of their recent study on "Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols". Visitors can find the full...

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/13221/front-of-package-nutrition...