I’m trying to keep a list of some good health reference sites. This will be continually updated and I hope you can use some of these for your own health research.
USDA National Nutrient Database
Look up the nutrition values of over 8,000 foods.
Choose My Plate.gov
The My Plate has replaced the old food pyramid as the visual reference for healthy eating is the US. The website gives information on each food group, recipes, and budget tips.
Food Policy & Ethics
Food Policy Action
A nonprofit organization that advocates for food policy better food policy relating to diet, transparency, ethics, etc. Maintains a scorecard of food policy votes for American legislators.
Daily news source about the American food system. Features stories about food policy, ethics, sustainability, controversy… pretty much all things food.
Local & Sustainable Food
Directory of CSAs, farms, and farmer’s markets near you.
Directory of local pastured meat, dairy, and eggs.
Sustainable seafood recommendations and resources.
Food, water, and energy sustainability related to food and food production. Contains a seasonal food guide, information about food waste, industrial agriculture, etc.
Cooking & Food Tips
Need to know how many Cups are in 1 chopped apple? Or how many lemons you need for 1/2 Cup of juice? This is the website for you! It has many conversion numbers for fruits, vegetables, herbs, and cheese.
F2F Food Leaders List (Twitter)
A list I have created of leaders in shaping the food movement and food policy. Follow the list to keep up on the ever changing food discussion.