Food and Nutrition Resources for Health

Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at to find helpful tips, healthful recipes, and evidence-based answers to your nutrition questions.

General Information

  • The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice. Published every 5 years for public health professionals, each edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science. These recommendations help Americans make healthy food and beverage choices and serve as the foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.
  • MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
  • provides easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers. A service of the National Agricultural Library, USDA.
  • The Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information Center is a source for scientifically accurate and peer-reviewed information regarding the roles of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (plant chemicals that may affect health), and other dietary factors, including some food and beverages, in preventing disease and promoting health.
  • The USDA's Food and Nutrition Information Center - a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971 - provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

More Information

Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
• Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
• Childhood and Adolescence
• Healthy Aging

Diseases and Conditions
• Chronic Disease Management
• Diseases and Disorders
• Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Special Interests
• Weight Management
• Sports Nutrition
• Recipes & Cooking Tips

• Vitamins and Supplements
• Food Safety
• Choose MyPlate Resources