Finding reputable health and nutrition resources can be a challenge. The most helpful information is sometimes eclipsed by less trustworthy sources peddling miracle cures, fad diets or ineffective folk remedies. We put together a list of dietitian-approved, evidence-based resources that you can trust.
Academy, Association and Government Organization Resources
- eatright.org – This site provides the most up-to-date nutritional information from experts in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
- health.gov – The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages individuals to eat a healthful diet — one that focuses on foods and beverages that help promote health and prevent chronic disease. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly publish the Dietary Guidelines every five years.
- myplate.gov – MyPlate is the current USDA Food Guide. This website is a great resource that advocates for including all food groups in one’s diet. On the site, you can find recipes, evidence-based nutrition advice and a plethora of resources on living a healthful lifestyle.
- The Nutrition Source – The Nutrition Source provides evidence-based diet and nutrition information for clinicians, health professionals, the media and the public. It covers topics like nutrition news, sustainability, fad diets, and mindful eating.
- dietaryguidelines.gov – The Dietary Guidelines for America provides research-based advice on what to eat and drink to promote mental and physical health. These guidelines are updated every five years to reflect the most recent nutrition related research.
- nationaleatingdisorders.org – The National Eating Disorders Association is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. This organization’s goal is to improve access to quality treatment and increase research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders.
- nutrition.gov – Nutrition.gov provides current information on a vast amount of nutrition topics such as dietary supplements, cultural cuisine, meal planning, and meal preparing.
- fda.gov – The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition provides information on food recalls, food safety and food illness outbreaks. It is a great site to stay up-to-date on current legislation for food and nutrition.
WVU Nutrition and Wellness Resources
- well.wvu.edu – WELLWVU delivers comprehensive wellness education to all WVU students to support mental, emotional, physical, and social health. Nutrition is one area that can impact aspects of your wellbeing.
- The Rack – The Rack provides non-perishable and fresh food items to all WVU students who are in need of assistance to combat food insecurity.
- wrc.wvu.edu – The WVU Women's Resource Center provides resources for healthy living.
Sport Activity and Supplement Resources
- nsfsport.com – NSF International’s Certified for Sport® program helps athletes, dieticians, coaches and consumers make safer decisions when choosing sport supplements. The Certified for Sport® certification is the only independent third-party certification program recognized by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and the Canadian Football League. Certified for Sport® is also recommended by the NFL, NBA, PGA, LPGA, CCES, CPSDA, iNADO, Ironman, NASCAR, Taylor Hooton Foundation and many other organizations seeking to mitigate the risks of contaminated dietary supplements.
- sportsrd.org – The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association's mission is to create leaders who elevate the profession of Sports Nutrition through ethical, science-based, cutting-edge care. This site also offers printable resources and recommendations related to nutrition and activity.
- scandpg.org – The Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition site through the academy of Nutrition and Dietetics aims to optimize health and human performance through the integration of nutrition with sports, physical activity, cardiovascular health, and well-being.
Food Insecurity Resources
- foodlink.wvu.edu – Foodlink is a resource hub and learning commons that aims to decrease food insecurity and increase food insecurity advocacy. This website can be used to locate food in your area and help you become more involved in preventing food insecurity across West Virginia.
- feedingamerica.org – Feeding America is an organization that works to provide nourishing food to those in need. The organization has tools to help locate food banks in your area, a blog giving updates on the actions of the organization and latest news about hunger in America, as well as opportunities to donate and volunteer.
Nutrition Magazines, Blogs, Podcasts and YouTube Channels
- todaysdietitian.com – An online magazine that provides the latest information on nutrition and dietetics, including dietary needs, nutritional supplements, and disease treatment and prevention.
- Evelyn Tribole's Blog – Evelyn Tribole is a Registered Dietitian that specializes in Intuitive Eating. Her blog gives advice on rejecting diet mentality, honoring hunger and fullness and respecting your body.
- Dietitians Unplugged Podcast – Registered Dietitians, Aaron Flores and Glenys Oyston, discuss health and wellness from a body positive perspective. Each episode explores new topics that hope to improve listeners' health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories.
- Food Psych Podcast – Registered Dietitian, Christy Harrison, hosts a podcast that is a great resource for up-to-date nutrition information. Her podcast helps to debunk nutrition misconceptions while promoting body positivity and intuitive eating.
- Abbey's Kitchen – Registered Dietitian, Abbey Sharp, has a YouTube channel that discusses diet culture, intuitive eating and debunks fad diets! She also provides great recipes and evidence-based nutrition tips.
- The Anti-Diet Project – Kelsey Miller is an anti-diet activist who writes a column that focuses on body image, nutrition and body positivity. Dietitians, doctors and phycologists who share her message of body acceptance and anti-diet mentality contribute to her column.