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Links to Information on Nutrition

The Glorious One-Pot Meals cookbook contains a lot of general information on how to achieve a healthy diet. Here are a collection of links to sites containing more specific information on health and diet.

American Dietetic Association
Covering everything from healthy lifestyles to vegetarian diets, the ADA is one of the most respected organizations researching diet and health.

American Heart Association's Eating Plan
The AHA's Eating Plan is based on the latest advice of medical and nutrition experts and emphasizes healthy eating patterns that may help achieve "a healthy body weight, a desirable blood cholesterol level, and normal blood pressure." This clever web site offers a user-friendly reference into foods and diet.

For more serious students of nutrition, check out the AHA's Dietary guidelines for Healthy American Adults and other Medical/Scientific statements available for viewing.

American Institute for Cancer Research
The AICR supports research and provides public education in the areas of diet, nutrition, and cancer. Their free publication, "The New American Plate," can be ordered off their web site and gives a simple overview into healthier eating patterns.

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The Community Nutrition Group of the BDA's "Give me 5"
As the web site for Food Awareness Week 2000, this site promotes "the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables and encourage(s) people to take five or more portions of fruits and vegetables every day."

The Fit Fruit and Vegetable Wash Nutrition Finder
Use this nutrition finder to discover not only which nutrients specific fruits and vegetables contain, but also suggested produce for everything from immunity enhancement to cancer prevention.

5+ A Day
The 5+ A Day campaign's goal is to promote eating at least five fruits and vegetables a day. Lots of information on a healthy diet for ailments such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, birth defects, cataracts, diverticulosis, diabetes, Mellitus, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as obesity and longevity. For the academically-oriented, the Scientific Overview for the Health Professional sums up their research.

United States Department of Agriculture Consumer Information Center: The Food Guide Pyramid
Supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), this site details the latest version of the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid. "The Pyramid is based on USDA's research on what foods Americans eat, what nutrients are in these foods, and how to make the best food choices for you."

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