The websites below will provide you with a vast amount of information on various aspects of health and wellness, from diets and health conditions to physical activity recommendations and stress/mental health. We encourage you to explore these sites to expand your knowledge.
Kindly note that while the course team does not maintain these web sites, we do our best to keep our list current. Should you come across a broken link, please report it on our course discussion board.
United States Resources
The USDA’s Choose My Plate includes information on the following: diet recommendations and tips; food safety; recipes; specific suggestions by age group and in different languages; physical activity recommendations and tips; and the Supertracker to plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity.
USDA Nutrition.gov provides government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.
USDA Economic Research Service provides statistics agricultural production and consumption, information on genetically modified foods and issues related to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides nutrition by age/gender group and condition (including food allergies/intolerances), and cooking tips.
Arizona Nutrition Network provides recipes, games and activities for kids, and tip sheets.
World Health Organization Nutrition includes information on nutrition, diseases, food safety, and health disparities.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations provides information on diet recommendations by region and country.
Health Canada provides up-to-date information to help citizens make informed decisions about health and food safety.
Australian Diet Recommendations provides advice on the types and amounts of food to maintain well being.
Japan Dietetic Association provides information on nutrition and aspects of daily living critical to maintaining overall health and well being.
Not all diets have been well studied, with conclusive information available. Here are some links to provide a bit of reputable information on the topic. While some links are somewhat dated, they represent the best sources currently available.
Gluten-Free, without Celiac Disease:
Harvard Health Publications
Ketogenic Diet/ Low Carbohydrate:
Paoli, Antonio. "Ketogenic diet for obesity: friend or foe?." International journal of environmental research and public health 11.2 (2014): 2092-2107.
Diederichs, Katie (2009). "Superfoods," Ethos: Vol. 2009, Article 4.
USDA National Agriculture Library
European Commission’s Food Information to Consumers
US Food and Drug Administration’s Restaurant Menu Labeling
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Labeling GMOs
European Commission’s Labeling GMOs
WHO's report, Nutrition Labels and Health Claims