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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 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. 

Harvard University’s Harvard Health and Harvard Public Health: Nutrition Source include information on a variety of health conditions, as well as the Harvard food pyramid.

International Resources

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.

Health Conditions

American Diabetes Association
International Diabetes Association

Heart Disease
American Heart Association 
World Heart Federation

American Cancer Society
International Agency for Research on Cancer of WHO 

Food Allergies: 
International Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Alliance
Eat Right (AND) Food Allergies and Intolerances 


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. 

Weight Loss: 

Vegetarian and Raw Foods:
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center 
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) 
AND position paper on vegetarian and raw foods diets

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. 

Eat Right (AND): Should We Eat Like our Caveman Ancestors? 

Organic Foods

USDA National Agriculture Library
European Organic Certification 


Diederichs, Katie (2009). "Superfoods," Ethos: Vol. 2009, Article 4.


USDA National Agriculture Library 


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 


National Sleep Foundation’s Healthy Sleep Tips 

Physical Activity 

International Society of Physical Activity and Health
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
American College of Sports Medicine

Food Labeling

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

Stress/Mental Health

National Alliance of Mental Illness
WHO Mental Health 
National Institute of Mental Health’s, Stress